Story Publication logo November 29, 2021

Cane Devours Tacana Territory (Spanish)


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In 11 years, a sugar company cut down more than 3,500 hectares of forest in Bolivia, affecting the...

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This story excerpt was translated from Spanish. To view the original video in full, visit La Brava on YouTube. Our Rainforest Journalism Fund website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

How are sugarcane plantations changing the way of life in the Tacana 1 TCO, in the Amazon region of La Paz? Many Indigenous people gave up their land to be cleared, and those who resisted could not after the COVID-19 pandemic. Their livelihoods are threatened and the benefits are not coming.

This collaborative work between La Brava and Ecuanasha Televisión, local media from Rurrenabaque, shows some of the consequences of this monoculture that threatens more and more forest, while, for the national government, the data on the amount of deforested hectares is "reserved, secret and confidential".

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