Things I love about La Paz #4

#4 People power

Despite the inconvenience of frequent blockades and transportation interruptions, I love that people here take to the streets to march, protest, disrupt traffic, and make their voices heard.

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Sometimes all it takes to stop traffic is to sit down in the street.

Sometimes all it takes to stop traffic is to sit down in the street.

Sometimes the people even accomplish their goal, or at least carry the day. The pictures above are from the arrival of the TIPNIS march to La Paz in 2011. The issue seemed to be resolved shortly thereafter to the satisfaction of the protestors, but things have not been so simple. (For some highlights of recent TIPNIS news in English, check Bolivia Diary.)

The struggle goes on!

#3 Yaaaa!

#2 Graffiti

#1 The Vistas

About Sarah

I serve with Presbyterian World Mission as liaison to the Andean region. This blog is a place to share stories, experiences, and observations, both my own and those of friends and colleagues and the occasional item of news.
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