Rising tensions in Bolivia over oil and gas exploitation on indigenous lands

On August 19, members of the People‚Äôs Guarani Assembly of Takova Mora blocked a main highway in the Chaco region of Bolivia demanding their right to free, prior and informed consent regarding oil extraction on their communal lands. The Government responded by sending in 300 police who broke up the demonstration by force. Using tear … Continue reading Rising tensions in Bolivia over oil and gas exploitation on indigenous lands