Bolivian President Scraps Road Into TIPNIS

Caving to pressure from indigenous groups protesting the construction of a much needed infrastructure project running from the north to the south through the heart of the country, Bolivian president Evo Morales said that he would respect opposition by locals and prevent the construction through the park.

The road would have run through the Tipnis National Park, and through an area utilized by coca growers. President Morales recently indicated that the road may run a different route after a court upheld a contract with Brazilian construction firm Construtora OAS.

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