So, in Year 3 of the Evo Morales administration, police shot dead two miners protesting for a younger retirement age.
VP Álvaro García Linera called union leaders "fascists" and part of the "caveman, antidemocratic right wing."
Seven days later, Morales signed Supreme Decree 29668 compensating the families of those killed with Bs/50,000 (~$7,300) each. https://www.lexivox.org/norms/BO-DS-29668.html
As is often the case, the killings were followed by a partial agreement between the government and the workers it repressed. In this instance, the government promised a new pension law and the workers offered a 45-day truce in mobilizations. https://thecommune.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/cob-announces-45-day-truce-with-bolivian-government/
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