The protest nine months ago against the proposed road through the TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory, and the violent police action against it, shocked Bolivia. For some, it called in question the pro-indigenous and pro-environment credentials of Evo Morales’ government. Since then the government has promised a consultation process and made efforts to win over some opponents. As a second protest march nears La Paz, Darío Kenner analyses the situation here.
This is a condensed version of a longer article written in July 2020. It was edited for LAB by Emily Gregg.