Bolivian police end rebellion after pay deal reached
Bolivia's police ended a violent mutiny and went back to work on Wednesday after reaching an accord with government ministers and the police leadership on pay and disciplinary rules, satisfying lower-ranking officers who had rejected a previous deal.
Dozens of police officers were hurt and several police stations were destroyed in the five-day rebellion in the natural gas-exporting South American country that has a history of coups and violent conflicts.
It was the latest in a string of conflicts testing leftist President Evo Morales, who is midway through a second five-year term.
The agreement raises the minimum wage for the country's roughly 32,000 police officers to about $300 a month and scraps tough new disciplinary rules until an alternative scheme can be approved with the participation of lower-ranking officers.