Soldiers in Bolivia making bread not war

From BBC World, May 18th, 2015

Bolivian soldiers have begun producing tens of thousands of bread rolls because of a bakers strike.

The army is helping to supply the population of the country’s main city, La Paz, and neighbouring El Alto.

The government called in the troops when there were reports of shortages in several neighbourhoods.

Bolivian bakers went on a 48-hour strike in protest against a government decision to scrap subsidies for wheat flour.

“We have, indeed, experienced some shortages. But we will produce 70,000 rolls (today) and we have the capacity to increase the output if necessary,” said Development Minister Veronica Ramos.

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