Tag Archive: Bolivia
Bolivian government manages to split resistance to highway with a spurious consultation process..
Friday December 7
Often dubbed ‘the most beautiful place on Earth’, Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS in Spanish), is the crown jewel of the Bolivian Amazon, famous for its huge trees, astonishing wildlife, and fresh water. Its incredible natural and cultural significance have earned it the status, until now, of a double protected area — as a National Park and an indigenous reservoir. Continue reading
Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales has taken a special interest in protecting the Bolivian Pink Dolphin with new legislation that calls upon the nation’s armed forces to protect the animal.
But a section of the government is pressing ahead with mining oil, gas and highway development, with Morales ‘playing it both ways’, forced to postpone the highway that would have destroyed Tipnis, but trying to fudge a referendum to let his key supporters, coca farmers and colonists, destroy the jungle. Continue reading