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Sierra de Aguaragüe , Bolivia

Oil exploration in Guarani territory in the National Park Serrania del Aguaragüe in Chaco . This activity could contaminate the water in the area.


Aguaragüe Bloque Sur "A" Y "B" y 2 se ubican dentro del Parque Nacional Aguaragüe, un ecosistema de transición entre Selvas de Montañas y Chaco Serrano.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Sierra de Aguaragüe , Bolivia
State or province: Gran Chaco departamento de Tarija
Location of conflict: Caraparí, Villamontes y Yacuiba
Accuracy of locationMEDIUM (Regional level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Establishment of reserves/national parks
Oil and gas exploration and extraction
Specific commodities:Crude oil
Project Details and Actors
Project details

Se prevé perforar 14 pozos exploratorios, dos por bloque, en el tiempo

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Project area:150 000 000
Level of Investment:38,000,000
Type of populationRural
Start of the conflict:01/01/2010
Company names or state enterprises:Standard Oil Company
Petroandina SAM from Bolivia
PDVSA from Venezuela
Relevant government actors:Gobierno de Bolivia
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Liga de Defensa del Medio Ambiente (LIDEMA )
Asamblea del Pueblo Guarani (APG)
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Social movements
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of mobilization:Media based activism/alternative media
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Soil contamination, Oil spills
Potential: Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity)
Health ImpactsPotential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…)
Socio-economical ImpactsPotential: Loss of livelihood, Violations of human rights
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Conflict outcome / response:Under negotiation
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:La obra hasta inicios del 2015 no se iniciaba y las inconformidades por parte de las comunidades indígenas guaraníes continúan.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Marc Gavaldà
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El País
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Marco Octavio Ribera Arismendi LIDEMA
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

Reporte AP 4 julio 2015
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Related media links to videos, campaigns, social network

Walter Mamani Quiquint
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Contributor:Antonella Calle - YASUNIDOS
Last update20/09/2015
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