El Alto, Bolivia (CNN)Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Añez has agreed to meet with opposition groups Saturday to "bring peace to the country" after weeks of deadly political clashes.
Bolivia interim president announces peace talks amid renewed fury over deaths
Public Works Minister Yerko Nunez said the meeting will take place Saturday about 4 p.m. (local time) at Palacio Quemado, the presidential residence in La Paz.
The social movements who agreed to the dialogue were organized under the Bolivian Workers' Center, a trade union federation.
The meeting was announced as the Bolivian capital of La Paz has become increasingly isolated after five weeks of violent political clashes that have left more than 30 people dead, according to the country's ombudsman.
Supporters of former President Evo Morales, who stepped down earlier this month after mass protests and at the suggestion of the military, have set up roadblocks across the country and particularly around La Paz. They're demanding the resignation of Añez and calling for Morales to return to power.
"We are going to continue until she's gone," said Lucio Kesper, 65, referring to Añez, while manning one of the blockades in the outskirts of the city.
In downtown La Paz, people queue to buy as many groceries as possible in preparation for what could be a long wait before regular supplies are restored. This has happened before; in 2003 and 2005, the capital was cut off for several days during anti-government protests.
La Paz, a city of more than 1 million people, lies at the bottom of a deep canyon in the Andean altiplano, or plateau. Surrounding and overlooking the capital is the sprawling sister city of El Alto, which is home to a large indigenous population.
Most of the roads that link the capital to the rest of th