23 Jan Morales sworn-in for second term (AlJazeera)

Evo Morales, Bolivia's president, has been sworn-in for a second term, vowing to further tighten state control over South America's poorest economy and develop some of the world's largest lithium reserves.  Morales, an Aymara Indian and Bolivia's first indigenous president, won a sweeping re-election victory...

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20 Jan Outcry over Bagua violence report: Indigenous groups blast government-appointed group’s account of bloody clashes between protesters and police (Latin America Press)

A government-appointed commission stopped short of blaming Peru´s president and entire executive branch for the bloody clashes between indigenous protesters and police in June that left more than 30 people dead.

The report, released Jan. 12 by the Coordinating Group for the Development of Amazon Peoples,...

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