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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — About 500 Bolivian soldiers have gone on strike to demand they be given the option of rising to the rank of officer and to protest the dismissal of four of their leaders. Such a strike is unprecedented and Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra says it is illegal. The enlisted men are demanding reform so the 11,000 non-commissioned officers in Bolivia's military may study to...

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