• Short Summary

    In Bolivia, workers have made their first public protest against the country's economic since the military coup of July 1980 toppled a newly-elected civilian government.

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    GV Marchers carrying banners
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    2.
    GV Women marchers and other marchers carrying placards and chanting slogans
    0.35

    3.
    TV Women & GV Marchers with placards (2 shots)
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    GV Marchers with trade union banners chanting slogans
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    GV Women carrying banner
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    6.
    GV Marchers singing
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Bolivia, workers have made their first public protest against the country's economic since the military coup of July 1980 toppled a newly-elected civilian government. On July 5, thousands of workers in the capital, 'La Paz, took part in what its organisers, the trade unions, described as a 'hunger march'. President Celso Torrelio's military junta has failed to slow down inflation, running at around 400 per cent. Asking the junta to stand down, the demonstrators rejected the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) recent demands for further deflationary measures. Acting on the IMF's advice, President Torrelio in February ordered a 76 per cent devaluation and allowed the peso to float against the dollar. The measures thrust petrol, food, electricity and transport costs up 50 per cent, and many basic goods, such as bread, sugar and meat, have become scarce.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACESOKIETLA1JTX0T6U6VOCW1Q
    Media URN:
    VLVACESOKIETLA1JTX0T6U6VOCW1Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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