Democracy Now: Bolivia to Hold Referendum on Road Opposed by Indigenous Groups

The Bolivian government says it has reached a deal with indigenous leaders to hold a referendum on a highway project that has sparked massive protests. Thousands of indigenous protesters marched on the capital, La Paz, last week to oppose the government’s plans for the road, which would cut through a national park and indigenous land. Similar protests led Bolivian President Evo Morales to partly halt construction last year. The Bolivian government says the referendum will be held later this month.


~ by wheresthemic on July 5, 2012.

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