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Bolivians March Against Police Crackdown on Indigenous Protesters

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Bolivians have taken to the streets in cities such as the capital, La Paz, angry about the government’s recent crackdown on indigenous protesters who opposed a planned highway through a nature reserve. The demonstrations took place Wednesday, three days after riot police fired tear gas at activists who have spent the past month […]

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Bolivia’s Interior Minister the Latest Official to Resign in Highway Construction Controversy

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Another Bolivian cabinet member has resigned as criticism of how Bolivian President Evo Morales’ administration handled a month long protest over a controversial rainforest highway project increases. Interior Minister Sacha Llorenti is the latest official to tender his resignation over a police crackdown on demonstrators opposed to the road project. Officials say Llorenti’s deputy interior […]

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More Bolivian Officials Resign in Controversy Over Highway Project

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Bolivian President Evo Morales has suspended construction of a controversial highway through a rainforest as more government officials resign following a police crackdown on protesters opposed to the project. Officials say the deputy interior minister, Marcos Farfan, resigned Tuesday and could be a subject in an investigation into the police action. Immigration director Maria Rene […]

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Amazon Highway Construction Stops Amid Protests

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Bolivian President Evo Morales has suspended construction of a controversial highway through a rainforest. In a brief television speech late Monday Mr. Morales said that Bolivia’s states will decide whether the Brazilian funded project would continue. Earlier Monday, Bolivia’s defense minister resigned to protest a police crackdown on indigenous groups marching to protest the planned […]

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Bolivian Defense Minister Quits In Dispute Over Anti-Highway Protest

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Bolivia’s defense minister has resigned to protest a police crackdown on indigenous groups marching to protest a planned highway through an Amazon rainforest nature preserve. Cecilia Chacon said she did not agree with the government’s decision to disperse hundreds of demonstrators, who began marching toward the capital, La Paz, from the city of Trinidad last […]

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Bolivian Defense Minister Resigns in Highway Dispute

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Bolivia’s defense minister has resigned to protest a police crackdown on indigenous groups marching to protest a planned highway through a nature reserve. Cecilia Chacon said she did not agree with the government’s decision to break up hundreds of demonstrators, who began marching toward the capital, La Paz, from the city of Trinidad last month […]

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Indian Activists Protest Bolivia Highway Project

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 500 Indian activists have held a demonstration in Bolivia to protest a government plan to build a 300-kilometer highway through the Amazon rainforest. The protesters gathered Monday in the Amazon city of Trinidad for a 600-kilometer march, which is expected to culminate in the Bolivian capital, La Paz. The demonstrators say the $415 […]

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