Striking miners in Bolivia beat to death deputy minister who was trying to mediate

August 26, 2016 1:02 PM

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Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in a bitter conflict over mining laws.

Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes, who had been held hostage by striking Bolivian miners, died late Thursday, a government official said.

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