Assembly of the community María Auxiliadora preparing to elect their directorship

Observing Community Elections

On Sunday we were invited as official observers of an election for the directorship of a community in the southern part of Cochabamba. María Auxiliadora is a very well-known and progressive community, founded fifteen years ago on the principals of collective land ownership and largely female leadership. Although the community had been unified for its first decade, over the past five or so years they have become very divided, and from we can gather most of the divisions are rooted in the issue of land ownership…

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