La Razon’s cartoon won the first national award:
The image is referred to the conflict unleashed by the Government project for the construction of a road that would cross the National Park and indigenous territory Isiboro Sécure, TIPNIS.
According to the criterion of Al – Azar, what was reflected in the cartoon, was that the road plan not only cut in two the park but also its resources: plants and animals, including man. This cartoon was broadcasted in several formats as shirts and bags, the latter made by the feminist group: Mujeres Creando.
The awards ceremony will be held December 9 along with others, as the national prize of journalism goes to Mariano Baptista Gumucio. [well deserved!]
The saga for the TIPNIS continues, I hope that march effort (aggression included) keeps the TIPNIS free of any road. People who insist on the road between Cochabamba and Beni, must understand once and for all: a road can be done, that is not the issue, as long it doesn’t cut the TIPNIS in half.