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By Robert J. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0275977447

ISBN-13: 9780275977443

Bolivia used to be the guts degree for some of the most very important Latin American social revolutions of the 20th century, person who happened amid a sea of great political instability. the growth of prepared hard work that happened through the Twenties used to be met with a number of govt reprisals and used to be mostly curbed via the Chaco conflict with Paraguay of 1932-1935. however, regardless of being pressured to function illegally, the hard work stream stumbled on help in numerous political events, the main profitable of which was once the Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario, a powerhouse within the miners' federation. aware of the amazing upheavals which punctuated Bolivian historical past through the 20th century, Alexander lines the relative successes of Bolivia's hard work unions, contextualizing their triumphs and disappointments in the desirable heritage of Bolivia's tumultuous political scene.Bolivia used to be the heart degree for the most very important Latin American social revolutions of the 20 th century, one who happened amid a sea of super political instability. the growth of prepared hard work that happened in the course of the Twenties was once met with a number of executive reprisals and was once principally curbed via the Chaco battle with Paraguay of 1932-1935. however, regardless of being forced to function illegally, the exertions stream stumbled on help in numerous political events, the main profitable of which used to be the Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario, a powerhouse within the miners' federation. aware of the awesome upheavals which punctuated Bolivian heritage throughout the 20th century, Alexander lines the relative successes of Bolivia's exertions unions, contextualizing their triumphs and disappointments in the alluring historical past of Bolivia's tumultuous political scene.Alexander explains how the exertions move advanced within the framework of a number of political adjustments, together with: the short presidency of significant Gualberto Villarroel which begun in December 1943 and lasted basically and a part years; the Bolivian nationwide Revolution which begun on April nine, 1952; the onset of agrarian reform in 1952; the overthrow of the progressive regime in November 1964

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Bolivia used to be the guts degree for the most vital Latin American social revolutions of the 20 th century, one who happened amid a sea of large political instability. the growth of prepared exertions that happened through the Twenties used to be met with a number of govt reprisals and was once mostly curbed via the Chaco conflict with Paraguay of 1932-1935.

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92 The National Convention that met soon after the Republicans seized power discussed a number of pieces of labor legislation. One proposed establishment of a Supreme Labor Council "charged with formulating laws, decrees and regulations on the social question of labor, and assuring their application in the national territory once they were passed. 93 Another proposal was an "organic Labor Law," a species of labor code. Nothing concrete came of these discussions at the National Convention. However, in 1924 President Saavedra did sign two laws of some significance.

Page 245. 76. , pages 175, 248. 77. , pages 176-178. 78. , page 63. 79. , pages 62-68. 80. , pages 68-71. 81. , pages 72-75. 82. , pages 86-87. 83. , page 89. 84. , page 88. 85. , pages 90-92. 86. , page 92. 87. , page 93. 88. , pages 262-263. 36 A History of Organized Labor in Bolivia 89. , page 159. 90. , pages 133-134. 9 1 . , page 3 7 5 . 92. , page 3 8 1 . 9 3 . , page 377. 94. , page 3 8 1 . 9 5 . Lora, 1969, op. , page 2 8 2 . 96. , page 2 6 3 . 97. Christopher Mitchell, The Legacy of Populism in Bolivia: From the MNR to Military Rule, Praeger, New York, 1977, page 13.

In t h e H u a n c h a c a Company in Pulacayo, the firm's French manager proposed to increase the workers' wages b u t was forbidden to do so by the local police chief. When the workers heard of this, after first demonstrating in front of the manager, they went into town to deal with the police chief a n d his assistant, who were able to escape the wrath of the workers. There were no wage increases. 5 4 However, it w a s not until the closing m o n t h s of World War I t h a t it is clear t h a t the workers of the mines generally began to organize and m a k e d e m a n d s on their employers.

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