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February 15 2017

Wrays Perez and Shapiom Noningo at Autonomy Seminar 2016 in Bolivia.
In January 2017, the first indigenous local government took office in the Chaco region in Bolivia. This is a result of indigenous peoples’ increasing political demand for territorial self-governance in Latin America.

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April 22 2016
IWGIA spoke in Bolivia with Luis Revilla, lawyer, politician and current Mayor of the city of La Paz. He is the founder of the political party Sovereignty and Freedom and was part of the Movement Without Fear, one of the main forces opposing Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS). The Mayor reflects on the 10 years of government of Evo Morales, the ethnic issue in Bolivia, the consequences of the last referendum and provides us with a critical eye on the future political scene in relation t...

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April 7 2014
On 25 March the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, delivered a lecture on international human rights and indigenous peoples at a conference hosted by the Andean University Simón Bolivar and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in La Paz. During his presentation, Anaya addressed the objectives of consultation and consent mechanisms. He highlighted that the process of consultation instrumentalises the right to self-determination and...

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April 30 2012
300 indigenous peoples march to save their homeland in the Amazon forest

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October 3 2011
Press release by the UN Special rapporteur, James Anaya

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February 1 2011
IWGIA is happy to present the latest issue of Indigenous Affairs on Development and Customary Law, now available online.

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June 28 2010
Indigenous elder Ernesto Noé, 69, is once again leading his people on a long march from Bolivia's Amazon jungle, to protest environmental damages caused by the oil industry and demand respect for native land rights. The 1,482-km trek from Trinidad, the capital of the northeastern province of Beni, to La Paz in the western highlands will be his seventh protest march. The 700 indigenous protesters set out on Jun. 21 and expect to arrive in the capital in two months.

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May 7 2010
The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth was held from April 19th to 22nd, 2010 in Tiquipaya, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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April 23 2010
On Friday 23 April, IWGIA presented a report to the United Nations Permanent Forum in New York on Danish cooperation with Bolivia’s indigenous peoples from 2005 to 2009. In actual fact, the Danish government has been supporting Bolivia for more than 10 years, primarily in the regularisation and titling of indigenous territories. Support has also been provided to the subsequent management of the titled territories and to promoting indigenous rights within the different government...

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December 26 2007
As the first country in the world, Bolivia has adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as national law. National Law 3760, which is an exact copy of the UN Declaration, was passed in November.

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