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30 Jul 2019 | 07:54 AM UTC

Bolivia: Strike and protests in Potosí July 30 to August 1

Bolivia News Alert

Civic committee in Potosí to strike and protest July 30 to August 1; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions, including roadblocks, likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/2/2019, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Potosí


Potosinist Civic Committee (Comcipo) has called for a strike in Potosí (Potosí department) between Tuesday, July 30, and Thursday, August 1, to protest the exploitation of lithium. Local media outlets have reported that Comcipo is also due to hold demonstrations during the strike period, which may include blocking all access roads to the city. They have threatened an indefinite general strike if the government does not meet their demands. French diplomatic authorities have advised travelers to avoid entering or leaving the city until Thursday, August 2.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely in and around the city.


Individuals in and around Potosí are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area as a precaution, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions.


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