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Bolivia road protesters in capital

More than 1,000 Indians opposing a jungle road that they say will spoil their lands in Bolivia's Amazon have reached the world's highest capital after a 63-day protest march.

Their trek has won widespread sympathy and fuelled charges that leftist president Evo Morales discriminates against Bolivia's Amazon-based indigenous groups in favour of the highland Indians who dominate his government.

After the march ended in central La Paz, march leader Fernando Vargas and Indian legislator Pedro Nuni said the intent was not to topple Mr Morales but to find a solution to their complaints.

Communications minister Ivan Canelas said indigenous leaders were considering meeting with Mr Morales.


From Belfast Telegraph