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Amazon Indians reach La Paz rattling Morales grip over government

Thursday, October 20th 2011 - 06:55 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    If Morales' native peoples want to live 'the jungle way,' turning their back on national development . . . .

    and if they are in the majority at the ballot box . . .

    who is Morales to deny them?

    . . just an out-voted ex-president.

    Would Bolivia (and Brasil) benefit economically from a Pacific corridor to enhance trade with the Far East? Of course.

    But if the people decide “No,” then the people have spoken and, in a Socialist country, what the people say, goes.

    Oct 20th, 2011 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    the indigenous tribes vs an indigenous president, isn't it funny? lol

    Oct 20th, 2011 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Who says what goes in a non socialist country,people who know better or those who want it their way otherwise known as the wealthy who have quite obviously failed the native quite abysmally, but then it was never their times gone by they eliminated people they couldn't use.let's not be naive and pretend that couldn't happen again.some people would get great pleasure for them to do it to themselves as the other comment indicate.perhaps watching Libya and the fate of the Bedouin will fill that interest.

    Oct 22nd, 2011 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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