Bolivia: injuries in clashes between opposition and pro-government Indigenous groups

Posted on July 29, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Conflicts, Crime, Latin America Indigenous Issues, TRAVEL

Several people were injured Sunday, including a native leader, in clashes between opposition and pro-government Indians for control of a union office in Santa Cruz (eastern Bolivia), in protests against the construction of a road in a reserve ecology.

The clashes began when a group that supports native opposition leader Adolfo Chavez decided to take the union Cidob facilities (Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Eastern Bolivia), which were taken three weeks ago by another group led by Melva Hurtado, who supports President Evo Morales. Read Article

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