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Rodolfo Illanes (19 August 1958 - 25 August 2016) was a Bolivian politician. In 2016 he was the deputy Interior Minister when he was kidnapped by striking miners.[1] He had gone to meet with the miners at Pandura.[2] The miners were demanding more mining, the right to work for private companies, and greater union representation.[1] When talks between the government and the miners failed, Illanes was beaten to death by his kidnappers.[1]