Bolivia

Police strike over


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The police strike which started last week and which some feared might lead to a coup attempt is over.

Negotiators for the 32,000 strong police force have agreed a pay deal with the government which will see the minimum monthly wage rise from $243 (£115; €195) to $300 (£192; €240). The negotiators had wanted $358 (£230; €287).

The negotiators also achieved a rethink on government plans toughen the rules on police discipline.

During the five days of strikes around 25 police stations were destroyed and the banking sector chose to close their doors because of the lack of police cover.

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