La Paz, Bolivia
A 48-hour strike by public transport workers paralyzed La Paz on Monday. The strike by bus and taxi drivers is the latest in a wave of labour protests to hit the government of President Evo Morales since mid-April.
The drivers are protesting against a new law which requires them to use seat belts and to meet scheduled stops. The strikers blocked intersections with buses and taxis to bring traffic to a standstill in La Paz and the neighboring suburb of Los Altos.