Eleven days march: indigenous peoples show discomfort and fatigue

The indigenous peoples of the East, the Amazon and the Chaco continue their march from Trinidad to the city of Santa Cruz, assuring that they feel uncomfortable and tired. They already number around 200, including young men, women, children and the elderly.

“Since the march we have been telling the whole country, and especially this great department of Santa Cruz, that we have had the courage and the strength since we decided to start this march. There are many young people on this march, as well as older and pregnant women who have suffered from the effects of the weather, ”explains indigenous leader Yousi Fabricano.

They left Trinidad on August 25th as they refused to continue subjugation in their regions, violate their rights and neglect the authorities in public policy for their sector. As we advanced through each region on the autobahn, other indigenous groups and representatives joined them.

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According to the Central de Pueblos Indígenas del Beni (CPIB – Orgánica), the group of protesters reached around 200 by that time and they come from different indigenous peoples such as Wenayek (Tarija), Tacana (Pando), while they are from Beni, the groups Cabineño, Siriono, Movima, Mojeño, Yucarare, Mojeño Trinitario and Mojeño Ignaciano arrive and from Santa Cruz it’s Chiquitanos, Guarayos and Guaraníes.

Yesterday, September 3, March 10, they traveled 30 kilometers from the municipality of San Pablo to Cerro Chico (Santa Cruz).

The decision to lead this mobilization was made after an indigenous council commemorating the historic 1990 march and defending their territories “which are permanently subjugated in the departments of Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz and Tarija” detail of this town hall.

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“We have visited many churches and there is certainly tiredness, but we have always received encouragement and support from the people. We will go with a group of doctors from the main square of Santa Cruz tonight to catch up on the march, ”added Fabricano, referring to the health status of the indigenous people.

As part of this mobilization of various indigenous peoples of the Chaco, the Orient and the Amazon, the leaders of the historical march of 1990 joined them, who, despite their age, decided to lead this new measure from Trinidad to Santa Cruz de la Sierra.


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