Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister beaten to death by striking miners

A Bolivian government minister has been beaten to death by striking mineworkers after being kidnapped, the government has reported.

Rodolf Illanes, deputy interior minister, had gone to talk to protesting workers on Thursday in Panduro, around 100 miles from the de facto capital, La Paz, but was intercepted and kidnapped.




Sadly this comes as a result of lower metal prices leading to poor worker wages in Bolivia.


It’s incredibly sad that  a man that went to try and resolve the situation has been killed like this, and goes to highlight the dangers of mining in the more risky jurisdictions.


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