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Tribes in Bolivia complete 63-day march against highway
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Indigenous activists in Bolivia marched into the capital on Wednesday, completing a 63-day protest march against a proposed highway.
The Associated Press said more than 1,000 people took part in the march. They represent tribes in the Amazon, where President Evo Morales wants to build a 190-mile highway near an indigenous reserve.
“He doesn’t care about his brothers from the lowlands,” marcher Fernando Najera told the AP.
Morales is Bolivia's first indigenous president. He is Aymara, a tribe from the highlands.
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