8 May 2012

Public transport strike paralyzes Bolivian capital

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. 

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