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Tue May 29, 2012, 11:28 AM

Bolivians start second 'long march' against road plan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17877701

Hundreds of indigenous Bolivians have started a second long march in protest at government plans to build a road through the Tipnis national park.

They say the project would destroy their homeland in the Amazon forest. A similar march last year led President Evo Morales to cancel the project.

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But after coming under pressure from supporters of the highway, President Morales has signed new legislation giving all communities inside the park a vote on whether they want the road.

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He says days of separate demonstrations from students, doctors, miners and teachers have at times paralysed La Paz, and posed a challenge to the authorities.



It was stated here during the first march that someone (USAID) must be funding the marchers because indigenous people are too poor to sustain themselves for a long march.

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