Officials: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

August 26, 2016 4:52 AM

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LA PAZ, Bolivia — Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country’s deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

Government Minister Carlos Romero called it a “cowardly and brutal killing” and asked that the body of deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes be turned over to authorities.

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