On June 7th, venezuelanalysis.com journalist Michael Fox attended the “First National March of the Indigenous People” where hundreds of representatives from various indigenous Venezuelan ethnicities marched in Caracas in support of the government.
Indigenous March in Support of Chavez in Venezuela
By Michael Fox - venezuelanalysis.com
June 11, 2006
Caracas, Venezuela, June 10, 2006—Hundreds of representatives from various indigenous Venezuelan ethnicities marched in Caracas on Wednesday in the “First National March of the Indigenous People.”
The march was organized by the National Indigenous Council of Venezuela (CONIVE) and was held in support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, against US military operations in Caribbean waters, in support of Venezuela’s withdrawal from the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), and for the unity of their communities in Venezuela. According to CONIVE, the march was the first of many indigenous mobilizations which will be “heating up the streets” over the next 6 months.
CONIVE was born in 1989 and is composed of 60 organizations and representatives from 32 indigenous ethnic groups including the Warao, Yucpa, Wayuu, Timotes, Panare, Yanomami and Yecuana, among others.
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