Committee of Solidarity with the Bolivian People (Newsletter)
Periodical profile published 1980

Publisher:  Committee of Solidarity with the Bolivian People, Montreal, Canada
Year Published:  1980  
Pages:  26pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2278

This newsletter is published in English, French and Spanish. An examination of the Bolivian situation in this issue reveals two central facts: the existence of widespread repression of the Bolivian people and the need for a world response to it (e.g. international solidarity).

Abstract:  This newsletter is published in English, French and Spanish. An examination of the Bolivian situation in this issue reveals two central facts: the existence of widespread repression of the Bolivian people and the need for a world response to it (e.g. international solidarity). Bolivian workers (concentrated in the mining sector) have been struggling for their rights in an organized manner since the beginning of the century. Military governments, however, in the last fifteen years have been extremely repressive allowing foreign capital to take more and more control of natural resources and state industries. All of this has currently precipitated a serious economic crisis in the country. This is examined in a series of articles in the newsletter.

Other articles and news clippings denounce the high level of brutality and repression in the country. John Harker, Director of International Affairs for the Canadian Labor Congress, attacks the Bolivian government for its mistreatment of a delegation of international free trade unionists who visited Bolivia in 1980. Harker also denounces the repression that the union movement suffers at the hands of the government.

This issue reveals that a number of military authorities in Bolivia are directly involved in the traffic of cocaine. Income from the cocaine trade accounts for more income than all other exports combined.


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