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Protests intensify in Bolivia over gasoline prices

 A man rides a bicycle past a car burned during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People protested against a ...
 Firefighters inspect debris from a tollbooth burned during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People proteste...
 People walk past a car set on fire during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People protested against a 73 pe...
 People, one waving a Bolivian flag, demonstrate during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People protested ag...

Bolivia Gasoline

A man rides a bicycle past a car burned during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People protested against a ...

Bolivia Gasoline

Firefighters inspect debris from a tollbooth burned during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People proteste...

Bolivia Gasoline

People walk past a car set on fire during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People protested against a 73 pe...

Bolivia Gasoline

People, one waving a Bolivian flag, demonstrate during a protest against fuel hikes in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 30. 2010. People protested ag...

Protests are intensifying in Bolivia against a sharp increase in fuel prices.
Thousands of demonstrators marched Thursday in the fifth day of protests across the Andean country, as bus drivers maintain a strike that paralyzed at least four cities.
The price increases by Bolivian President Evo Morales' government have led to a 73 percent jump in gasoline prices and an 83 percent rise in the price of diesel.
Prices had been frozen for six years, but the government said it can no longer afford to subsidize them, especially since much is smuggled across the border to neighboring countries.


Updated : 2021-01-22 01:22 GMT+08:00