The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, signed an agreement to increase the salaries of thousands of Bolivian policemen of lower rank and thus ending the seven-day riot.
The salary agreement of the minimal wage of 30,000 policemen of lower ranks was increased by $14 and doubles the allocation of food. This way the worst paid agent will receive a salary of $295 this includes an extra monthly payment of $57.
Carlos Romero, a government ministry, explained that the increased salary for the agents represents a 20% record increase in 14 years, although it does not cover its “legitimate expectations.”
The signed agreement also assured that there will be no further retaliations against the leaders of the police insurrection. (AV)