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Bolivia Minister Killed After Kidnap By Striking Miners

August 26th, 2016

Episode 812 of 1091 episodes

The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has claimed there is a "political conspiracy" against his government, after protesting miners were blamed for kidnapping and killing a deputy minister, who tried to negotiate with them. It follows weeks of tension, as miners demand to be allowed to work for private companies, promising higher wages. We hear the latest from Latin America reporter Dan Collins. The financial markets have been focused on Jackson Hole in Wyoming, where the head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has said the case for raising interest American interest rates has strengthened. She has been meeting central bankers from around the world at the annual gathering, which has also attracted demonstrations by a group called Fed Up. The group's protest is aimed at highlighting how poorer people are not getting the benefit of the recovery of the US economy. We ask Fed Up's Jordan Haedtler to explain the reason for their protest at a time when unemployment is near record lows. The reputation Apple's iphones have for being very secure has been put at risk, after a lawyer alerted security experts to a flaw in the device's software that made it possible to install spyware, simply by getting users to click on a link.Apple has issued a fix with updated software, but can we be sure there are not other flaws, that would put sensitive information at risk? We get analysis from Professor Alan Woodward, a security expert at the University of Surrey. It has been another busy week for the BBC's Business News Unit reporting on developments like Whatsapp sharing the telephone numbers of its users, a transatlantic tax row between the European Union and the US Treasury and claims that big internet companies are not doing enough to combat online terror messages. We review these stories with Max Colchester from the Wall Street Journal in London and David Gura, from Bloomberg in New York.

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