June 27 - Talks to end the impasse between the Bolivian government and striking police officers continue while Morales blames protests on political rivals. Sarah Sheffer reports.
Protests continue in Bolivia as a police mutiny over wages ran into a fifth day. The Bolivian government and strike representatives were continuing negotiations on Tuesday -- a day after supporters of president Evo Morales were tear gassed by disgruntled police. As discussions took place, thousands of government supporters marched to a central plaza to hear a speech by Morales. He thanked his supporters for condemning what he called an attempted coup against his government. He also accused his political opponents of being behind the violent mutiny. The Morales government reached a pay agreement on Sunday with leaders of the protest, but the officers rejected the deal, demanding higher wages. Sarah Sheffer, Reuters