While some say that everything blooms in September, this month it hurts. They recall the crying of children lost in the mountains, of the elderly and women, repressed by the Police.

On September 25, 2011, the indigenous people who participated in the VIII Indigenous March for the Tipnis were gasified, handcuffed and beaten by the uniformed men. Nine years have passed since the event, without a response from the judicial system, and this event marked a break between the previous government, led by Evo Morales, and the indigenous people.

The indigenous people of the east had begun a march towards La Paz calling for a road not to be built across the Tipnis. The government of Evo Molares discredited her and that September 25, police arrived to repress them and remove them from the mobilization, in an unprecedented event.

For the first time since then Evo Morales does not govern, which gives them a glimmer of faith that those responsible for the violence will be found. Precisely, between September 28 and October 9, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (Coica), present in nine countries, managed a hearing for the Organic Cidob before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the OAS, a body that they recognize, has been much questioned in recent times, but where they will continue to insist on their search for justice.

In the same way, the organic Cidob is requesting an act of redress on behalf of the transitional government, and for that it is already speaking with several ministers.

As for the Bolivian judicial system, the Organic Cidob does not trust him, nor does Jeanine Áñez’s team.

“We will never forget how they beat us in Chaparina, We believe that there will still be no justice for us because judges and prosecutors continue to be close to the previous regime and the current government continues to coexist with the MAS. We are not interested in Jeanine Áñez and her people recognizing us, we are already recognized internationally through Coica ”, said Tomás Candia, president of the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of the Bolivian East (Cidob Orgánica).

« We knew there is a political stageWe understand that the transitional government is more for a political issue than hunting votes. I am convinced that sooner or later there will be justice, not with the judges and prosecutors we have now, « lamented Adolfo Chávez, former president of Cidob.

Policy of parallels

As happened in Ecuador, in Bolivia the indigenous movement was divided, with the difference that in the other country it has been unified again after the departure of Rafael Correa.

Currently, there are Cidob and Organic Cidob, two parent entities, duplicity that is repeated in several municipalities, such as Guarayos and Bajo Paraguá (Cibapa), among others.

THE DUTY contacted Gregorio Díaz Mirabal, from the Curripaco indigenous people and current general coordinator of the Coica, to find out the position of the parent entity on legitimacy, according to customs and customs.

From Ecuador, where the headquarters are located, Díaz Mirabal explained that those who make up what is today the Cidob Orgánica are co-founders of Coica, 36 years ago.

“We are cataloged by the United Nations and international organizations as the largest indigenous organization on the planet, be structured by nine countries and the entire territory that encompasses the Amazon, of millions of km and 500 indigenous peoples. We have a voice in the UN, in the Amazon Cooperation Treaty, in the Pan American Health Organization, before multilateral organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ”, argument.

Díaz Mirabal regretted that the only voice that the indigenous peoples of the planet cannot achieve is before their own governments, and gave the cases of Brazil and Bolivia as an example. For example, he mentioned that with international funds from the Coica have distributed more than 50 tons of food and medicines among the indigenous nations of Bolivia.

Regarding the parallels, Díaz Mirabal says that it is a characteristic of governments to divide the indigenous movement. « In the case of Cidob, politicking was imposed, It is unfortunate that an indigenous government had done it, or that it was classified in that way, ”he questioned.

For the general coordinator of Coica, indigenous peoples must maintain political and territorial autonomy before any government. « If it is necessary to coordinate in health and education, it is coordinated, but we cannot and should not be part of the governments because we are already another government, a territorial one, and once we are part of a constitutional government that is political, through the parties, we are falling into a weakness, « he said.

The international authority of indigenous peoples also committed to accompanying the process of unification and dialogue of indigenous peoples in Bolivia. « We want the unit that at some point was divided by Evo Morales, the true power is in the self-government, ”he insisted.

« We have been consistent in not getting to the politics of taking care that the ship reaches port and saying ‘here is a united movement in Bolivia, mission accomplished. » That is our challenge. We want nothing more with the politicians who did damage to the movement ”, Adolfo Chávez asserted.

Colonists or indigenous

Regarding the confusion generated by the appearance of new figures, such as intercultural figures in the lowlands, Chávez made a clarification.

“It’s simple, they have only two origins, Quechua or Aymara. How they are considered or changed title is something else, because before they were colonizers and now they are intercultural. Their theme is more of exploitation of wood, more commercial. They have a space of land, they sell it and they are appropriating other lands and dispossessing other peoples, they are simply overwhelming ”, he laments.

Chávez says that there is a great error in the system, both nationally and departmentally. Recommend creating a data source to see how many people have properties for cultivation, or community lands.

« We should be registered, that’s why the ‘landless’ appear. Until now the departmental INRA has not shown a solution, nor the Departmental Agrarian Commission of Santa Cruz, with all this subjugation that we have suffered in the seven departments where the Cidob has jurisdiction ”, he questioned.

For Roni Vargas, of the governing council of Cidob Orgánica, the Evo Morales, « although it sounds crude, he prostituted the indigenous brothers ».

The headquarters, fought

Currently, the Casa Grande, indigenous headquarters located in Villa Primero de Mayo, is occupied by the Cidob that was recognized by Evo Morales, Directed by Gregorio Queti.

According to the leaders of the Cidob Orgánica, they do not intend to fight it the way they were evicted, with gases and fights between indigenous brothers.

“We are clear that the institution does not make it a building, it is made by the law that we are fighting for and the legitimacy that our bases give us. We are not objects so that they are not recognizing or endorsing, those who must recognize us are our bases, it is from the bottom up, from the communities, based on our uses and procedures, « argued Roni Vargas, but clarified that indigenous organizations, despite being nonpartisan in principle, are not prevented from sitting down to dialogue.

« The government of Evo Morales wanted to show us how some barbarians with feathers and loincloths and that when ‘the Indian goes out’ we grab a stick or a ‘jone’. We are civilized, we can sit down to chat with any government, but we don’t let ourselves be used for the photo either, ”he said.

Adolfo Chávez confesses that he thought that President Jeanine Áñez, through the Minister of Government Murillo, was going to give them back the house they consider theirs.

“In the other regime, the government ministers and the Presidency sent to take our facilities and we had to escape because we did not go beyond 40 people and they were 300, with pellets, gases and sticks. That has been marked in history. We believed that the temporary president was going to hand over the headquarters to us, out of dignity. And rather we saw Minister Murillo meet with the Cidob of the previous Government, and Murillo knows perfectly well that our headquarters was intervened ”, he criticized.

Chávez assures that they do not want to act as they did at the time, when brothers came to blows. « That is what governments want to lead us to, both past and transitory, and we are not going to please them. If we have held out for more than 14 years, why not hold out for a couple of months, but with the new government we will be forceful in setting out our own agenda as Organic Cidob ”, he said.

September grieves them, but Chávez says it also reminds them of resistance and fight in the midst of tears. Although the eternal question « Who gave the order? » Remains unanswered.

While some say that everything blooms in September, it hurts them this month. They remember the crying of the lost children in the mountains, of the elderly and the women, repressed by the Police.

On September 25, 2011, the indigenous people who participated in the VIII Indigenous March for the Tipnis were gasified, handcuffed and beaten by the uniformed men. Nine years have passed since the event, with no response from the judicial system, and this event marked a break between the previous government, led by Evo Morales, and the indigenous people.

The indigenous people of the east had begun a march towards La Paz asking that a road not be built that leaves the Tipnis. The government of Evo Molares discredited her and that September 25, police arrived to repress them and remove them from the mobilization, in an unprecedented event.

For the first time since then Evo Morales does not govern, which gives them a glimmer of faith that those responsible for the violence will be found. Precisely, between September 28 and October 9, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (Coica), present in nine countries, managed a hearing for the Organic Cidob before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the OAS, a body that they recognize has been much questioned in recent times, but where they will continue to insist on their search for justice.

In the same way, organic Cidob is requesting an act of redress on behalf of the transitional government, and for that it is already speaking with several ministers.

As for the Bolivian judicial system, the Organic Cidob does not trust him, nor does Jeanine Áñez’s team.

“We will never forget how they beat us in Chaparina, We believe that there will still be no justice for us because judges and prosecutors continue to be related to the previous regime and the current government continues to coexist with the MAS. We are not interested in Jeanine Áñez and her people recognizing us, we are already recognized internationally through Coica ”, said Tomás Candia, president of the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of the Bolivian East (Cidob Orgánica).

« We knew there is a political stageWe understand that the transitional government is more for a political issue than hunting votes. I am convinced that sooner or later there will be justice, not with the judges and prosecutors we have now, ”lamented Adolfo Chávez, former president of Cidob.

Policy of parallels

As happened in Ecuador, in Bolivia the indigenous movement was divided, with the difference that in the other country it has been unified again after the departure of Rafael Correa.

Currently, there are Cidob and Organic Cidob, two parent entities, duplicity that is repeated in several municipalities, such as Guarayos and Bajo Paraguá (Cibapa), among others.

THE DUTY contacted Gregorio Díaz Mirabal, from the Curripaco indigenous people and current general coordinator of the Coica, to find out the position of the parent entity on legitimacy, according to customs and customs.

From Ecuador, where the headquarters are located, Díaz Mirabal explained that those who make up what is today the Cidob Orgánica are co-founders of Coica, 36 years ago.

“We are cataloged by the United Nations and international organizations as the largest indigenous organization on the planet, be structured by nine countries and the entire territory that encompasses the Amazon, of millions of km and 500 indigenous peoples. We have a voice in the UN, in the Amazon Cooperation Treaty, in the Pan American Health Organization, before multilateral organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ”, argument.

Díaz Mirabal regretted that the only voice that the indigenous peoples of the planet cannot achieve is before their own governments, and gave the cases of Brazil and Bolivia as an example. For example, he mentioned that with international funds from the Coica have distributed more than 50 tons of food and medicines among the indigenous nations of Bolivia.

Regarding the parallels, Díaz Mirabal says that it is a characteristic of governments to divide the indigenous movement. “In the case of Cidob, politicking prevailed, It is regrettable that an indigenous government had done it, or that it was classified in that way, ”he questioned.

For the general coordinator of Coica, native peoples must maintain political and territorial autonomy before any government. « If it is necessary to coordinate in health and education, it is coordinated, but we cannot and should not be part of the governments because we are already another government, a territorial one, and once we are part of a constitutional government that is political, through the parties, we are falling into a weakness, « he said.

The international authority of indigenous peoples also committed to accompany the process of unification and dialogue of indigenous peoples in Bolivia. « We want the unit that at some point was divided by Evo Morales, the true power is in the self-government, ”he insisted.

« We have been consistent in not getting to the politicking to take care that the ship reaches port and say ‘here is a united movement in Bolivia, mission accomplished. » That is our challenge. We want nothing more with the politicians who did damage to the movement ”, Adolfo Chávez asserted.

Colonists or indigenous

Regarding the confusion generated by the appearance of new figures, such as intercultural figures in the lowlands, Chávez made a clarification.

“It’s simple, they have only two origins, Quechua or Aymara. How they consider or change their title is something else, because before they were colonizers and now they are intercultural. Their theme is more of exploitation of wood, more commercial. They have a space of land, they sell it and they are appropriating other lands and dispossessing other peoples, they are simply overwhelming ”, he laments.

Chávez says that there is a great error in the system, both nationally and departmentally. Recommend creating a data source to see how many people have properties for cultivation, or community lands.

« We should be registered, that’s why the ‘landless’ appear. Until now the departmental INRA has not shown a solution, nor the Departmental Agrarian Commission of Santa Cruz, with all this subjugation that we have suffered in the seven departments where the Cidob has jurisdiction ”, he questioned.

For Roni Vargas, of the governing council of Cidob Orgánica, the Evo Morales, « although it sounds crude, he prostituted the indigenous brothers ».

The headquarters, fought

Currently, the Casa Grande, indigenous headquarters located in Villa Primero de Mayo, is occupied by the Cidob that was recognized by Evo Morales, Directed by Gregorio Queti.

According to the leaders of the Cidob Orgánica, they do not intend to fight it the way they were evicted, with gases and fights between indigenous brothers.

“We are clear that the institution does not make it a building, it is made by the law that we are fighting for and the legitimacy that our bases give us. We are not objects so that they are not recognizing or endorsing, those who must recognize us are our bases, it is from the bottom up, from the communities, based on our uses and procedures, « argued Roni Vargas, but clarified that indigenous organizations, despite being nonpartisan in principle, are not prevented from sitting down to dialogue.

« The government of Evo Morales wanted to show us how some barbarians with feathers and loincloths and that when ‘the Indian goes out’ we grab a stick or a ‘jone’. We are civilized, we can sit down to chat with any government, but we don’t let ourselves be used for the photo either, ”he said.

Adolfo Chávez confesses that he thought that President Jeanine Áñez, through the Minister of Government Murillo, was going to give them back the house they consider theirs.

“In the other regime, the government ministers and the Presidency sent to take our facilities and we had to escape because we did not go beyond 40 people and they were 300, with pellets, gases and sticks. That has been marked in history. We believed that the temporary president was going to hand over the headquarters to us, out of dignity. And rather we saw Minister Murillo meet with the Cidob of the previous Government, and Murillo knows perfectly well that our headquarters was intervened ”, he criticized.

Chávez assures that they do not want to act as happened at the time, when between brothers came to blows. « That is what governments want to lead us to, both past and transitory, and we are not going to please them. If we have held out for more than 14 years, why not hold out for a couple of months, but with the new government we will be forceful in setting out our own agenda as Organic Cidob ”, he said.

September grieves them, but Chávez says it also reminds them of resistance and fight in the midst of tears. Although the eternal question « Who gave the order? » Remains unanswered.

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