A federation of farmers has blocked the access to La Paz, capital of Bolivia asking the government to approve a sheet of improvements for its sector. The department of La Paz is isolated from the rest of the country.
The farmers’ federation of La Paz, Túpac Katari, blocked this Wednesday various connexion points with the objective of getting the government to accept their demands – among them asphalt for the roads, free sanitation service and the construction of two supermarkets in the city of El Alto (close to La Paz).
“This blockade will be peaceful, and we ask for comprehension because we know that the government will summon us anytime,” asserted Fernando Choque, the executive secretary of the federation.
As a consequence of the blockade, the bus terminal of La Paz suspended its activity.
The principal road blocked by the farmers goes from the department of Oruro and also connects La Paz to the rest of the main cities of Bolivia, like Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.