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Bolivia's Tax, Education Reforms Spur Massive Labor Protests

LADB Article ID: 56237
Category/Department: Bolivia
Date: 1995-03-02
By: LADB Staff

Throughout February, Bolivian unions, grouped in the national workers confederation Central Obrera Boliviana (COB), held work stoppages and protest marches to push the government to rescind a tax reform approved in December, and to pressure authorities to grant a 200% increase in the country's minimum wage. At the same time, Bolivia's national teachers' confederation (Confederacion de Maestros Urbanos y Rurales de Bolivia) has launched demonstrations and strikes around the country to force the government to renegotiate a planned overhaul of the educational system.

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