RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In early November, several civic committees, trade unionists, transport workers and the public university, among other organizations, began a strike in the department of Santa Cruz in rejection of a law aimed at increasing police control and political centralism.
This conflict is the result of the MAS (Movimiento al Socialismo) government's difficulty in building consensus in a society where regional governments, social classes and indigenous groups (mainly in eastern Bolivia) have been unable to find common ground to settle their historical fractures with the State.
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