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Bolivian Miners’ Clash Leaves One Dead in La Paz, ABI Says

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Protests by Bolivian miners left one person dead and seven wounded in the capital yesterday, state news agency ABI reported.

About 250 workers from a mining cooperative threw sticks of dynamite and smashed windows at the offices of rival organization Union Federation of Bolivian Mine Workers in La Paz, ABI said. The two groups are fighting for control over the Colquiri tin and zinc mine that was nationalized in June.

Clashes between cooperative and state miners broke out two weeks ago after workers at the state mining company Corp. Minera de Bolivia called for a takeover of the entire property formerly controlled by Glencore International Plc, according to ABI.

Minister for the Presidency Juan Ramon Quintana called for a 48-hour truce while the government brokers talks between the two factions, the agency said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Emery in Lima at aemery1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Attwood at jattwood3@bloomberg.net

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