Bolivian President Nixes Amazon Road

Morales responds to indigenous pressure

Bolivian President Evo Morales has killed a plan to build a road through a section of the Amazon and on Tuesday signed a law preventing any future highway construction in the area. The Tipnis territory, the proposed site of the road, is home to a group of Indigenous people, some 2,000 of whom marched 375 miles to reach the capital in protest. The road would have connected Bolivia to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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