Morales struggles to control Bolivia amid violence
Something that no one hoped for but which was widely feared for:
At least 30 people have been killed in the poor Andean nation this week, Interior Minister Alfredo Rada said. All the deaths occurred in Pando province, where Morales declared martial law on Friday, dispatching troops and accusing government foes of killing his supporters.
The governor of natural gas-rich Tarija, representing the four eastern provinces that are in rebellion, said before entering talks in the capital Sunday with Vice President Alvaro Garcia that his half of the country was paralyzed by 35 highway blockades.
“Also paralyzed are borders with Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay,” said Gov. Mario Cossio, who expressed hope of laying the groundwork for a truce.
More at Fausta’s blog’s Carnival of Latin America, among other things this video in which the military fires into a crowd:
Global Voices Online has more about Bolivian situation.