Tag: Aymara

Thursday, July 9th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Francis in Bolivia greeted as a 'brother' with 'a message of hope and liberation'

Francis welcomed the “important steps” Morales' government had made “to include wide sectors in the country's economic, social and political life.”

Pope Francis greeted Bolivia with a message of inclusion, a central theme of his three-nation tour to his home continent, as he arrived in South America's poorest nation. Landing in La Paz early in the evening, thousands of faithful -- many of whom had spent a chilly night outdoors waiting for him -- welcomed the pope as choirs sang in the indigenous Aymara language.

Monday, October 13th 2014 - 06:32 UTC

The manager of orthodox economics dedicates landslide victory to Chavez and Fidel Castro

The first indigenous president of Bolivia managed over 60% of valid votes cast and victory in eight of nine regions

Evo Morales easily won an unprecedented third term as Bolivia’s president Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability brought by his government, according to unofficial results.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Bachelet promises to buy and return disputed lands to Chile's tribes

The Chilean president at Government House with leaders of indigenous communities

President Michelle Bachelet announced a plan to buy and return disputed ancestral lands to Chile's indigenous communities as part of a strategy to better incorporate them into the country's political process and economic development.

Friday, January 3rd 2014 - 18:40 UTC

'Andean super crop' quinoa opens the way for the UN Year of Family Farming

Morales: “Our quinoa has been discovered worldwide as an ally in the fight against hunger”

Increased production and consumption of quinoa, coupled with higher visibility of and greater scientific knowledge about the so-called “Andean super crop” is the legacy left to the world by the International Year of Quinoa 2013, the closing ceremonies of which were held in Bolivia and Peru.

Monday, January 14th 2013 - 06:38 UTC

Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia

President Morales in one of his many trips abroad chewing a coca leaf

Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the treaty’s requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be banned” was successful Friday. Opponents needed one-third of the 184 signatory countries to object, but fell far, far short despite objections by the US and the International Narcotics Control Board.

Thursday, October 20th 2011 - 06:55 UTC

Amazon Indians reach La Paz rattling Morales grip over government

People took to the streets with flowers to receive the Indians

Hundreds of members from indigenous tribes opposing a jungle highway financed by Brazil and that they say will spoil their lands in Bolivia's Amazon drew cheers Wednesday when they paraded into the capital La Paz after a 63-day protest march.

Tuesday, October 11th 2011 - 08:22 UTC

Indigenous Bolivians retake protest march against Brazil financed reservation road

President Morales does not have the support of the lowland peoples

Hundreds of indigenous people protesting the construction of a road in Bolivia's Amazon basin region are again marching toward the capital, La Paz, their leaders said.

Wednesday, August 10th 2011 - 07:20 UTC

UN reaffirms the rights of the World’s 370 million Indigenous Peoples

The Aymara people celebrating their ceremonies to the sun in the Bolivian highlands

On the Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations reaffirms the rights of indigenous peoples and the shared commitment to advance the values of equity, justice and dignity for all.


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