Coup d’état in Bolivia


Through a military coup, General Hugo Banzer overthrew the government of General Juan José Torres. Banzer’s dictatorial government distanced itself from the nationalist and popular politics adopted by Torres, in order to establish an authoritarian government which suspended civil rights by prohibiting trade unions and repressing student and mineworkers’ unions.

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The detention of hundreds of students of the Higher University of San Andrés (La Paz, Bolivia).
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