By Guillermo Lora
This e-book is an abridgement and translation of Guillermo Lora's five-volume historical past. It offers with the strengthening and radicalisation of Bolivia's organised labour move, which culminated within the drastic innovative alterations of the Nineteen Fifties. the 1st part deals a reinterpretation of Bolivian historical past within the century previous the revolution, seen from the point of view of the operating type. the second one part discusses in additional aspect the main political occasions and doctrinal problems with a interval within which the writer, as secretary of the Trotskyist Partido Obrero Revolucionario, himself usually performed an lively half. regardless of the unconventional upheaval that happened within the fifties and the mobilisation of vast sectors of the inhabitants round such radical pursuits as direct estate seizures, union-nominated ministers and union, army and employee keep an eye on, the labour stream used to be not able to take care of its conquests within the Nineteen Sixties. The concluding chapters describe the interval of renewed army repression and the continued efforts of the labour circulation to withstand.
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The company was to be set up in London and based on the properties held by the Compania del Real Socav6n and aimed at raising £200,000 in capital. In England, on 20 August 1869, the Potosi (Cerro Potosi, Bolivia) Silver Mines Co. Ltd was set up and Fred B. Walter became its London agent. Many Bolivians waited in suspense to see what the Aramayos would say and do, for they considered that the future of their country depended on the investment of large amounts of foreign capital. The agreement reached in London was enthusiastically welcomed, not only as a fortunate event for the Aramayos but also as the opening of a new path for Bolivia.
At the Paria talks in 1888 Arce and Camacho reached the conclusion that their parties were pursuing the same ends. Camacho proposed a scheme 43 The rise of the mineowners for electoral collaboration which was really a repetition of the manoeuvres between the Conservatives and Pacheco's Democrats: 'With both the leaders united by a common outlook, the two parties will maintain their separate identities and the followers of each will show confidence in the other as follows: the Liberals will vote for Senor Arce as Vice-President and the Conservatives will vote for General Camacho for the same post.
Anyone who contravened this rule was forbidden to reopen his workshop and lost all possibility of being readmitted to the guild and 'the creditors must present evidence of their claims to the police, so that their demands can be met from the surety money deposited by the absent master'. The masters were not allowed to close their workshops, for the rules specified that no workshop might suspend its operations. So 'whenever masters have urgent reasons for leaving the workshop, they must leave someone to represent them, to maintain order among the journeymen and to attend to any customers who arrive' (Article 10).
A History of the Bolivian Labour Movement 1848–1971 by Guillermo Lora