Middle East
Bolivia's new mining policy ignites turf war
Independent miners set up blockades to prevent government-backed rivals from taking over mining region.
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 11:29

A growing conflict between rival mining groups has started to take on national significance in Bolivia.

Private- and public-sector miners have been fighting for the right to control part of a recently nationalised mine.

Independent tin miners have set up a blockade to pressure the government to deal not just with the conflict, but also other demands across Bolivia.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Potosi, Bolivia.


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