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Bolivia cancels controversial Amazon highway

LA PAZ — Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Friday he was scrapping a hugely controversial plan to build a highway through an Amazon ecological reserve that has triggered widespread protests. Morales told reporters he had sent an amendment to Congress, controlled by government supporters, halting plans for the road through…

Bolivia Amazon natives resume protest after crackdown

Indigenous Bolivians angry at plans to build a highway through an Amazon nature preserve resumed their protest march Saturday after a violent police crackdown a week ago, a top demonstration leader said. The march began at daybreak in the town of Quiquibey, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) northeast of the…