Daily Archives: June 3, 2011

Road blockade between Santa Cruz and Cochabamba

Located in El Sajta, the paved road that crosses the cocalero fields in the Chapare region. There is a conflict between the community and the Cochabamba State University (UMSS). Will report on this as development occurs, so far government said they intend to send both police and the army to expedite the route. A line of cars and heavy trucks is accumulating, about 15km long around 1pm today.

Cocalero groups want to intervene the land owned by the University, they also would like to establish certain educational programs, to which the UMSS is against per their existing policies.