Bolivian Miners Reportedly Kidnap, Kill High-Level Official Amid Strike

August 26, 2016 4:49 AM

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Smoke wafts over the highway linking the Bolivian capital of La Paz with the Chilean border during an ongoing clash between striking miners, who are blockading the road, and police.

Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy government minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said late Thursday.

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