[Marxism] Who represents Bolivia's highland indigenous peoples?

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sat May 24 03:51:46 MDT 2014

Bolivian indigenous group the National Council of Ayllus and Markas of
Qullasuyu (CONAMAQ) made headlines this year with its threats to blockade
the Dakar rally when it passed through Bolivia's highlands region.

This was not the first time that the group caught the attention of the
world’s media. Leaders of CONAMAQ have been regularly quoted in the media
due to their outspoken criticism of the government of president Evo Morales
― Bolivia's first indigenous head of state.

The articles frequently describe CONAMAQ as “the main indigenous
organisation in Bolivia's highlands”.

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original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

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