Sara Shahriari
10/8/12
The 'sacred leaf,' as coca is often called by indigenous Bolivians, has been cultivated in the Andean region for thousands of years...
Sara Shahriari
9/19/12
More than fifteen communities in the Isiboro Secure Indigenous Territory and National Park, known by its Spanish acronym TIPNIS, are blocking government access to their towns...
Sara Shahriari
7/4/12
UPDATED JULY 9, 2012: Marchers who walked for two months to reach Bolivian President Evo Morales' doorstep in protest of a road that would cut through the National Park and Indigen...
Sara Shahriari
6/26/12
Update June 27, 2012: More than 1,000 indigenous marchers entered the Bolivian city of La Paz today, after a police strike that delayed the march ended early in the morning...
Bill Weinberg
6/21/12
With a second cross-country protest march by indigenous rainforest dwellers and their allies advancing on La Paz, it was clear that Bolivia’s Indigenous Peoples are divided on Pres...
Sara Shahriari
6/6/12
A once close relationship between Bolivia's Aymara Indian President Evo Morales and some indigenous groups that backed his rise to the presidency is now damaged...
Sara Shahriari
5/10/12
Evo Morales promised a new economic policy based on indigenous principles and an aggressive redistribution of natural resource wealth to benefit all Bolivians when he became the co...
Maria Clara Valencia
4/19/12
Presidents of 30 countries who met in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas from April 14 – 15, including president Barack Obama, could not agree on fu...
Emily Alpert
2/8/12
If a man kills another man in the harsh high plains of Jesús de Machaca or the lush lowlands of Beni, the people who catch him might not call the police...
Sara Shahriari
1/29/12
Indigenous members of the Bolivian Congress recently made waves when they formed a caucus to resist government plans to build a road through the National Park and Indigenous Territ...

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