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Bolivia: Indigenous Groups to March to La Paz in Protest of New Road

Categories: Latin America, Bolivia, Indigenous, Politics, Protest

As Eduardo Avila recently reported [1] for Global Voices, the Bolivian government announced “a controversial project to build a new road that would go through the Indigenous Territory National Park Isiboro Sécure [2] (TIPNIS for its initials in Spanish).” Emily Achtenberg in the NACLA blog [3] now reports that “on August 15, representatives of three indigenous groups and their supporters will begin a 970-mile trek from Trinidad in the Bolivian lowlands to the highland capital of La Paz” to protest this project.