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October 06, 2006

It was raining dynamite [Dave in Texas]

Bit of a disagreement between some independent tin miners in Bolivia and the state-owned and operated mining company.

They are chucking sticks of dynamite at one another. That's commitment.

In town, residents held a prayer vigil in the local church for the violence to end. Blood stains and holes from explosives littered a soccer field in the Dolores neighborhood following fighting there Thursday.

They are negotiating frantically.

Overnight talks led by senior government officials failed to achieve a lasting agreement. Defense Minister Walker San Miguel blamed "intransigents that have not signed on to the cease-fire," but said he hoped the rivals might return to negotiations.
"We do not believe the doors of dialogue have been shut," he said.

Thank goodness.

The independents formed groups in the 80s following a collapse of the market. They assert they've got rights to the good times as well as the bad.

With tires rolling down the hill, filled with splosives.

Negotiations continue.


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