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Bolivia: violence precedes vote on term limits | World War 4 Report


Bolivia: violence precedes vote on term limits | World War 4 Report: In the Feb. 17 incident, six municipal government workers died of asphyxiation after city officials allegedly refused to let them leave the building despite an angry demonstration outside. The demonstration culminated with protesters setting the municipal office on fire. The national government accused El Alto's opposition mayor, Soledad Chapet�n, of a "self-assassination" (autoatentado) of her employees; Chapet�n retaliated by accusing the government of holding back the National Police to give the protesters a free hand as they torched the building. She invoked the lost lives in urging her followers to vote no in the referendum, saying the "best homage we can make to our fallen comrades it to be able to contribute to democracy" in Bolivia. Six people have been arrested and charged by Bolivia's judicial body, the Fiscal�a, over the deadly incident.

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