Brazilian Soybean Farmers in Bolivia Part of Political Uprising Overthrowing Morales

Landowners have historical proximity to the Santa Cruz Civic Committee, an organization that includes the business elite of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, headed by the uprising leader, Luis Fernando Camacho. Pro-Morales peasants and organizations protest the "coup".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The participation of the armed forces in the movement that imposed the resignation of Evo Morales was incisive, to the extent of obscuring the historic support of landowners to the former Bolivian leader's opponents.

Among these landowners are some Brazilians, who began growing soybeans in the early 1990s in the east of the country - a region near the municipality of Santa Cruz de La Sierra, the political cradle of populist demagogue

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