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Bolivia cracks down on overweight soldiers, cops

Dec 13, 2014    

La Paz, Dec 13 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia's military and police have started counting of overweight members in various ranks after President Evo Morales complained that too many soldiers and cops are out of shape.Military sources cited Friday by La Razon newspaper said the census will be compiled using data from promotion exams to help overweight officers and soldiers get fit.Defence Minister Ruben Saavedra said earlier this week that overweight members of the armed forces will not be allowed to don military uniforms until they get in good shape."They must be prepared both on the intellectual and...

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