RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Among Bolivian society, the indigenous population groups are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, in part because the de facto government fails to include them in its measures to fight the virus.
Several organizations and representatives of indigenous peoples are now calling attention to the issue and urging the government to take action. Indigenous peoples make up approximately 48 percent of the country's total population.
"We, the indigenous peoples have been forgotten. We are at the mercy of the virus," said Héctor Tamo, president of the Mojeños association in the Beni department . . .