[Translation of an article from La Razón of La Paz, Bolivia, for October 2. See original here.]
By Jorge Quispe
“Why the worry? We are going to continue working for this process and we will see who is with us.” This was the emphatic and certain response of Julia Ramos, executive of the Confederación de Mujeres Campesinas Bartolina Sisa [Bartolina Sisa Confederation of Campesina Women] when she was asked if there is a rift between the government and the indigenous peoples.
Has the indigenous idyll with President Evo Morales broken down? Five years after taking office in 2006, the head of the Plurinational State is faced with a crisis in his relations with this sector, particularly with those of the Tierras Bajas [the lowlands of eastern Bolivia]. (more…)