Monday, September 26, 2011

Construction of the road that will cross the Bolivian National Park Isiboro Secure is suspended

INDIGENOUS OUTRAGED • President Evo Morales at a news conference suspended the construction of the road that would link the town of Villa Tunari and San Ignacio de Moxos but will broke into two parts Bolivian National Park Isiboro Secure.


Injured indigenous people. Photos © plusbolivia®

LA PAZ, Bolivia .— President Evo Morales decided Monday night to suspend the execution of second part of the road that will link Villa Tunari - San Ignacio de Moxos, after the violent repression of indigenous marchers ordered by his government, which left more than 40 injuries of varying severity.

The president, in a press statement at the Government Palace, left in the hands of the authorities and representatives of the departments of Cochabamba and Beni the decision on the construction of controversial second section that crosses the National Park Isiboro Secure and Indian Territory (TIPNIS).

After the violent police repression ordered by the government of Evo Morales against indigenous marchers near the town of Yucumo, Beni Ballivián province appeared graffiti painted on the walls of public buildings in the city of La Paz with messages condemnation and outrage at what happened yesterday: "Evo murderer" "TIPNIS, National Park and Indigenous Territory Isiboro - Secure" Photo © Reynaldo Aruquipa / ERBOL®

He appealed to laws and decrees issued by former governments to justify the construction of the road which aims to link Beni to Cochabamba territories.

Besides he said that he is possessing letters of various social organizations in both regions of the country demanding the implementation of the road project that is funded by the National Development Bank of Brazil (BNDES).

Source: ERBOL®

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