Interview: Lázaro Tacó – spokesperson of second TIPNIS anti-road march

First TIPNIS anti-road march October 2011 (credit: Dario Kenner)

16 May 2012 Dario Kenner, Trinidad Updates on Bolivia: https://twitter.com/dariokenner Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary While passing through the town of Trinidad in Bolivia´s central amazon region I talked to Lázaro Tacó who is one of the key indigenous leaders behind the second march against a road through the TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory. For more information see previous … Continue reading

Health workers protests in Bolivia

Medical students clashed with Bolivian police (credit: Mike Murray)

10 May 2012 Dario Kenner, La Paz Updates on Bolivia: https://twitter.com/dariokenner Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary Sometimes it seems like there is a protest or blockade every day somewhere in Bolivia. But at the moment there are quite a few happening at the same time over various issues (see updated calendar of protests). As Andean Information Network summarises Various unions and organizations … Continue reading

Interviews in the Bolivian Chaco: Indigenous peoples and natural resources

Cesar Aguilar, President of Council of Guaraní Captianes, Department of Tarija (credit: Dario Kenner)

22 April 2012 Dario Kenner, Camiri Updates on Bolivia: https://twitter.com/dariokenner Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary Here are some interviews I did when I was visiting the Chaco region in south eastern Bolivia. The interviews are only with a few people so they do not cover every perspective to be found in the Chaco but the views below do give an … Continue reading

Bolivian indigenous leaders discuss the right to prior consultation

Felix Becerra, leader of indigenous movement CONAMAQ (credit: Dario Kenner)

12 March 2012 Dario Kenner, La Paz Updates on Bolivia: https://twitter.com/dariokenner Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary´ The debate on the right of indigenous peoples to prior consultation is at the heart of the current conflict over the proposal of the Evo Morales government to build a road through the TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory. The anti-road march by indigenous … Continue reading

Interviews: Bolivian indigenous leaders from CONISUR and CIDOB on TIPNIS conflict

Anti-road march arrives in La Paz October 2011 (credit: Dario Kenner)

5 February 2012 Dario Kenner, La Paz Updates on Bolivia: Twitter: @dariokenner / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary The conflict over whether a road should be built through the TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory is entering a new phase. The pro-road march led by indigenous organisation CONISUR (an indigenous organisation representing communities inside the TIPNIS indigenous territory and outside of … Continue reading

Interview: Sarela Paz discusses the indigenous organisation CONISUR

TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory. White areas have been deforested. The area in the south has been occupied by coca growers and is no longer part of the indigenous territory (Bolivian Agency for Protected Areas SERNAP, August 2011)

18 January 2012 Dario Kenner, La Paz Updates on Bolivia: Twitter: @dariokenner / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary As a march led by the Indigenous Council of the South (CONISUR) demanding a road through the TIPNIS nears La Paz I asked Sarela Paz about CONISUR and the experience in the occupied area to the south of the national park. [Sarela Paz … Continue reading

Interviews: Bolivian government decision to not build road through TIPNIS

Bolivian Plurinational Assembly (credit: Dario Kenner)

22 October 2011 Dario Kenner, La Paz Daily updates on TIPNIS conflict at Twitter: @dariokenner Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary In a press conference yesterday President Evo Morales said the road project his government has been determined to build will not go through the TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory. This is a dramatic change in policy. It comes after a two month … Continue reading

Indigenous march in defense of TIPNIS arrives in La Paz

Indigenous march passes La Paz stadium (credit: Dario Kenner)

19 October 2011 Dario Kenner, La Paz Daily updates on TIPNIS conflict at Twitter: @dariokenner Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary It was always going to be a historic moment when the march by indigenous movements finally arrived in La Paz after setting off over two months ago from the Amazonian town of Trinidad. But no one expected there to … Continue reading

TIPNIS march very near to La Paz / interview with indigenous leader Walberto Baraona

Flag bearers at front of TIPNIS march (credit: Dario Kenner)

17 October 2011 Dario Kenner, La Paz Daily updates on TIPNIS conflict at Twitter: @dariokenner Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary The march by indigenous movements in defense of the TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory is getting very close to La Paz and should arrive this Wednesday (detailed background on why the march began). The aim of the marchers … Continue reading

Interview: (MAS) Senator Adolfo Mendoza discusses law to suspend road through TIPNIS national park

Pro-Evo Morales goverment march 12 October (credit; Dario Kenner)

14 October 2011 Dario Kenner, La Paz Daily updates on TIPNIS conflict at Twitter: @dariokenner Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BoliviaDiary [Senator Adolfo Mendoza is a member of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party led by President Evo Morales. He played a pivotal role in drafting the law suspending construction of the road through the TIPNIS. This law was … Continue reading

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