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Bolivia President Promises Tough Action Over Crash That Killed Chapecoense Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

Bolivian President Evo Morales "promised tough action over the airline crash" that killed most of Brasileiro side Chapecoense on Nov. 28, according to Leahy, Rossi & Schipani of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The deaths of the 71 people, who also included team officials and journalists, in the crash ...

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