Bolivia is currently struggling with severe water shortages in several regions. Last week eight officials were held hostage by local leaders in El Alto, who were frustrated that the Minister of Environment and Water had failed to respond to concerns. Police freed the officials several hours later, and charges are being prepared against the leaders of the Federation of Town Councils.

From the Panam Post

Bolivia Water Supply Talks Result in Officials Held Hostage

In Bolivia, water supply talks turned into a hostage situation when some officials failed to attend planning meetings multiple times.

Local police reportedly rescued Deputy Minister of Water Rubén Méndez, Regional Director of Epsas Roberto Rojas and at least six other officials who were being held by local leaders at meeting to complete a water project.

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