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Briefly: Bolivia polls natives on jungle highway
OROMOMO — President Evo Morales is taking his campaign to build a highway through pristine Amazon jungle directly to the affected communities.
Officials and international observers came to Sunday’s meeting in the jungle town of Oromomo.
It’s one of 69 communities in the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory reserve that are to decide by Aug. 20 whether they want the 200-mile highway that is funded by Brazil.
It urges a boycott of the consultation, saying the process allows voting by recently arrived ranchers, coca farmers and other settlers whose connection to the land is less intense.
Most attacks on reporters unpunished
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s governmental human rights commission says about 70 percent of attacks on journalists go unpunished, largely because authorities fail to adequately investigate those crimes.
The commission says 82 journalists have been killed and 16 have gone missing since 2000.
In that period there have been 28 attacks on media offices or vehicles.
But suspects have been charged in only about one-fifth of the crimes, and less than 1 in 10 of the attacks have resulted in convictions for the perpetrators.
The commission expressed hope Thursday that a new law to protect journalists and human rights activists will help reduce the level of impunity.
Estimates of the number of attacks vary.
The government’s special prosecutor for crimes against journalists says 67 journalists have been killed and 14 have disappeared since 2006.
Quake near Guatemala; no harm seen
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- At minimum, a bad deal
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