Bolivia Interior Minister Dies at the Hands of Protesters


Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes died after being kidnapped and beaten by striking miners in Bolivia. The confirmation of the minister’s death came through Minster Carlos Romero, according to Chicago Tribune on August 26, 2016.

Romero described the brutal death as cowardly. Additionally, he demanded that the protesters turn over Illanes’ body to authorities.

Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira addressed the death when speaking on Red Uno TV. His voice was unsteady when explaining that Illanes was savagely beaten, which resulted in the death of the Interior Minister.

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