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Bolivian Year-End Public Holidays Flip-Flop

Source: Agencia Boliviana de Información (La Paz)
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, has announced that, contrary to his announcement of last week, December 24 and 31, 2012, would not be declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Bolivia.

Last week (2012-12-08), Bolivia's Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, had announced that, at its last meeting, following the earlier request (2012-12-04) by Bolivia's Vice-Minister of Tourism, the Bolivian Cabinet had decided to approve the request of the Ministry of Tourism and declare additional year-end public holidays on December 24 and 31, 2012, to link the upcoming Christmas Day and New Year's Day non-working public holidays with the preceding week-end.

Todays announcement has infuriated many by its nonchalant tone, telling people who had started to get ready for the extended holidays that they could just start unpacking ("Las personas que estaban empacando sus maletas tienen que empezar a desempacar porque no se extiende").

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