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Strikes Cause Disruptions in Bolivia

Bolivia's education minister Felix Patzi is calling on the contry's school teachers to end their nationwide strike and return to work.

The teachers began their two-day strike on Tuesday, along with Bolivia's transporation workers.

Patzi is the reason for the teachers' work stoppage. They oppose his plan to revise the nation's school curriculum, and they are calling for his resignation.

Bolivian drivers walked off their jobs over fines for traffic violations and the high price of diesel fuel. Reports say confrontations between striking and working drivers got violent in some places, with activists stopping cars and damaging them.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.