Bolivia is gripped by protests and a general strike aimed at improving pensions. The crisis is hitting the country's mining sector - it's chief source of foreign currency.
Protesting Bolivians have waved a flag that stretched more than 200 kilometers (124 miles). The long blue ribbon is the official flag of the landlocked nation's navy.
Thousands of Bolivians have taken part in protests against President Evo Morales' bid to run for a fourth term. Morales' party asked the courts to remove re-election limits, saying they violate human rights.
Bolivia's Senate has voted to nearly double the amount of land allotted to legal coca cultivation. That could bring the South American nation's expected production to up to 30,000 tons of leaves.
Authorities have arrested more than 40 protesting miners in Bolivia after a minister was beaten to death. President Evo Morales has called for three days of mourning and blamed the protests on a 'political conspiracy.'
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