27 April 2012
Dario Kenner, La Paz
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It is hard to believe but today a secondmarch against a proposed road through the indigenous territory and national park TIPNIS (National Park and Indigenous Territory Isiboro Sécure) set off on its way to La Paz. Around 300 people, including representatives of indigeous movements CIODB and CONAMAQ, left the Amazonian town of Trinidad at 4.30pm. The first march between August and October 2011 covered over 350 miles on the same route (see map).
Why is there a second march after President Evo Morales approved a law on 24 October 2011 banning any road through the TIPNIS? This blog reported in January that the Bolivian government has never changed its aim of building the road despite the political crisis caused by the first anti-road march. Indigenous leaders are angry at the government attempt to carry…
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