Bolivia, Morales suspends planned Amazon highway after protests

Posted on September 28, 2011 • Filed under: Bolivia, Conflicts, Enviromental Issues, Police/Military Activity

Bolivia’s president late Monday suspended a planned Amazon highway that has sparked clashes between police and Indians who say the road would despoil a nature preserve that is home to thousands of natives. President Evo Morales also distanced himself from the decision to break up a protest march Sunday. His announcement came hours after police released hundreds of activists when mobs of local people blocked roads and an airport to prevent the detainees from being taken out of the area. Read Article

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