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Project September 23, 2020

Yuquis: The Strongest Fight

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The Yuqui Indigenous community is home to just 344 inhabitants. It's one of the most vulnerable communities in the Bolivian Amazon, and one that is feeling the impact of COVID-19. Since the community doesn't have access to electricity or potable water, much less robust healthcare, the virus poses an even greater threat.

The objective of this project is to give a voice to a community that seems at risk of disappearing, with a focus on denouncing, vindicating, and demonstrating strength in the face of COVID-19.

This is a collaborative project between La Barra Espaciadora, Agencia Tegantai (Ecuador), Neu Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), and Bistandaktuelt (Norway).

Yuquis, la lucha más fuerte

El pueblo indígena Yuqui de solo 344 habitantes, es uno de los más vulnerables del área amazónica de Bolivia, está siendo impactada por COVID-19. Poniéndolo aún más en “peligro de extinción” ya que no tiene acceso a electricidad ni agua potable, menos a salud.

El objetivo de este trabajo es dar voz a un pueblo al borde de la extinción desde un enfoque de denuncia, reivindicación y mostrando su lucha para enfrentar la enfermedad.

El trabajo se está realizando en colaboración con La Barra Espaciadora, la Agencia Tegantai (Ecuador), Neu Zürcher Zeitung (Suiza) y Bistandsaktuelt (Noruega).

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