May 18, 2005

News From the "Bases"

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The protagonists of El Alto, among them, FEJUVE, COD and COB, decided to immediately implement harsher measures in protest of the new Hydrocarbons Law and to force President Mesa to resign as well as the closing of Parliament.

These organizations, as well as the hundreds of civic and workers organizations, decided to start a national general strike, several hunger strikes, surprise road blockades, surprise taking over of the international airport and a take over of a YPFB's plant located in El Alto.

The objective is the unconditional nationalization of all natural resources.