Bolivan ranchers try to drive Tsimané indians off their land

by Rafael Acuña Coaquira

A Tsimané family in front of their home in El Jatatal. Photo: Rafael Acuña/IPS

EL JATATAL, Bolivia, Mar 25 2013 (IPS) – “We can’t take any more abuse,” Carmelo Tayo, the head of this small Tsimané indigenous village, says sadly. The community has lived for decades on land in Bolivia’s Amazon jungle that outsiders are now trying to gain control of.