Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Why didn't this make it in the US press?

Bolivia to acquire or expropriate land to give to Indians
Latin American Herald Tribune

LA PAZ -- The Bolivian government will buy land to give to Guarani Indians in the country's Chaco region and free them from the "serfdom" under which many of them live, the director of the National Institute for Agrarian Reform said Tuesday.

Juan Carlos Rojas told a press conference that the measure was backed up by an executive order and will benefit indigenous communities in the eastern and southern provinces of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija.

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