Bolivia: bishops denounce socialist government’s repression
Catholic World News - September 27, 2011
Bolivia’s bishops have denounced the government of socialist President Evo Morales for its violent repression of a protest by Amazonian Indians.
The Amazonian Indians oppose a government plan to build a 190-mile highway through their territory. Environmental groups are also concerned that the construction of the highway will lead to the elimination of thousands of acres of rainforest.
“We condemn the actions of intervention and repression against the brothers of the march, who according to information received directly from our pastoral operators in the area and the versions provided by the media, occurred when they were completely helpless,” the bishops said in their statement.
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