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Bolivia

July 2012 | Ratings Update

Bolivia's national police association recently ended its strike over wages and officers returned to work on June 27 following an accord with the government. The agreement will raise minimum salaries to about US$300 per month, according to local press reports. The deal follows several weeks of clashes between police and supporters of President Evo Morales. While this agreement is likely to ease tensions for now, the country will remain highly susceptible to such clashes in coming years, reflected in the country's relatively weak score on our political risk ratings, as the government struggles to deal with issues like social stratification and income

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