Bolivia, Morales to reroute planned road in TIPNIS

Posted on October 22, 2011 • Filed under: Bolivia, Conflicts, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Politics

Bolivia President Moves to Reroute TIPNIS Road
Indigenous Bolivians from the National Park and Indigenous Territory Isiboro Secure (TIPNIS) won a major concession from President Evo Morales today. The President announced he would change the text of a proposed law so it prohibits construction of a controversial government-backed road planned through the TIPNIS. The new text must be approved by the Senate, but appears to signify victory for the hundreds of protestors who walked 250-miles over 66 days from Bolivia’s tropical lowlands to the government seat of La Paz.Read Article

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