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Young Journalist Award runner up: Respect Wanted: Domestic Workers in Bolivia 

Minority Rights Group International, in March 2011, announced the winner of the Minority Voices Young Journalist Award - a prize for young professional and student journalists keen to cover issues affecting minorities and indigenous communities in developing countries.The three-member panel of judges, formed both from journalism and development experts, recognised the excellent level of the entries received. In particular the committee named five applicants...

Bolivia: Traditional healers and climate change 

As elsewhere in the indigenous Americas, there is a very significant distrust of formal mainstream medicine among Bolivia’s largely indigenous population and a particularly strong preference for traditional medicine. National surveys by the Ministry of Health indicate that 60 per cent of Bolivians turn to natural prescriptions before going to a modern physician. This occurs even in zones with some access to formal health...

SWM 2015: Bolivia - Promoting indigenous participation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra 

Embargo: 2 July 2015 00.01 (GMT+1)Case study by Vanessa MazzeiBolivia has some of the highest levels of poverty in South America, and it also stands out as one of the most culturally diverse countries in the region with the highest percentage of indigenous people in Latin America – an estimated 62 per cent of the population. Yet indigenous communities have nevertheless struggled historically to...

Bolivia: Sexta Comisión otorgó hoy al FILAC el Estatus de Observador de las Naciones Unidas, en una decisión histórica 

Este lunes 6 de noviembre de 2017, en la sesión de la Sexta Comisión de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, realizada en Nueva York, se aprobó, sin objeciones, la resolución titulada “Otorgamiento de la condición de observador en la Asamblea General al Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y El Caribe (FILAC)”. Con esta Resolución, consignada...



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