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The more you know! January edition

Welcome everyone to the first edition of this 2023 of the blog news section of the T3 magazine

Hope you all catch up with the news T3 members will like to share with you!



What is happening in Bolivia?

CONTEXT: Dec 28, 2022 - Santa Cruz Governor Luis Fernando Camacho was violently apprehended by the Bolivian government and taken to La Paz. The government denies any assault and kidnapping. However, videos showing otherwise go viral among people. Luis Fernando Camacho was arrested and charged with terrorism and sedition over the supposed "Coup" against the M.A.S political party and current government standing since 2006. Luis Fernando Camacho is now the 194 political prisoners under the Bolivian dictatorship. Protesters are being attacked by Police. As a result of the arrest of the governor of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, several protests have been unleashed in rejection of this measure. One of the most controversial points was the lack of due process and the violence exerted by the police in their actions. The government denies that there was any kind of abuse or kidnapping during his arrest. Several videos covered and spread the moment of apprehension. IRREGULARITIES: The process by which the governor was imprisoned has not been without controversy. The charges filed against Luis Fernando Camacho are for sedition and terrorism. The argument is that he was the author of the supposed "coup" against the government of Evo Morales (ex-president). However, as multiple government agencies international have recognized, the resignation of Evo Morales occurred in a context of social conflict caused by the Morales government committing fraud in the general elections, that there was voter fraud in elections. MANIFESTATIONS: Historically, the inhabitants of Santa Cruz have demonstrated against political measures through the councils. The councils are concentrated crowds where petitions are made to the government. These events take place at the Cristo Redentor monument, an iconic point in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

CURRENT SITUATION: At this time, the government used public force to repress the demonstrations by citizens. Cristo Redentor became an impassable area due to clashes with the police. Multiple civilians have been injured and deprived of liberty. The apprehension of Luis Fernando Camacho has shaken the political scene. The political leadership in Santa Cruz has considered measures such as the closure of borders and the seizure of public institutions. The goal is to put pressure on the government to release the governor.

Written by Luciana Maday



New Year's celebration

January 1

It is very common to eat the reheated

January 4 - World Braille Day.

The holiday, which has been celebrated since 2019, aims to raise awareness about the importance of braille as a means of communication for the full realization of human rights for blind and partially sighted people.

Three Kings Day:

Every January 6 is celebrated in El Salvador and in several countries the Day of the Three Kings, in which is an important date in the Catholic religion is commemorated since it originates after the birth of Jesus.

There is also the news of January 16

Martin Luther King's day

Here in El Salvador

The third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King Day, a US holiday that honors King's legacy and challenges citizens to volunteer in their communities.

The climate of El Salvador in January:

At night it is still 61 °F in San Salvador (El Salvador) in January. Rain can be expected on average only one day in January. Cold and warm state, together with strong winds.



More than 11,000 hectares in the Cochamó Valley are declared a Nature Sanctuary

On Thursday, January 26 of this year, the Council of Ministers for Sustainability unanimously approved the creation of the Valle Cochamó Nature Sanctuary in the Los Lagos region. In the session, the representatives of each ministry, led by the Minister of the Environment, Maisa Rojas, voted in favor of the creation of the first officially protected area in the commune of Cochamó.

After many years of collective work between the local community, civil society organizations and public institutions, the creation of the Valle Cochamó Nature Sanctuary was approved, which protects 6,500 hectares of mature forest and 1,800 hectares of ancient larch trees, rivers and riverside wetlands. that provide nutrients and life to the Reloncaví estuary and a very representative geological heritage of Patagonia, whose main exponent is the Cochamó Valley. Regarding the cultural conservation objects, the ways of inhabiting the mountains of this part of Chile are recognized and preserved, which are expressed in a historical path that connects Cochamó with Argentina and in the muleteer-gaucho culture.

A dream that comes true

Tatiana Sandoval, president of the Valle Cochamó Organization, says that “the approval of the Nature Sanctuary for Valle Cochamó is a dream come true, finally having a protected area recognized by the state of Chile is a tremendous achievement. The work that has been carried out in this Valley is an example of how local communities can help to manage and order a territory in a responsible and sustainable way so that future generations can enjoy this wonderful place. We appreciate the work of many people who are convinced that the only destiny of the Cochamó Valley is to take care of it and protect it”

The request was raised by the Valle de Cochamó Organization, with the technical support of the NGO Puelo Patagonia. At the same time, these organizations have managed to bring together the local community to work around this conservation figure, including organizations such as the Agrupación de Muleteers Valle Cochamó, the Antu Lemu Indigenous Community No. 1219, the Chamber of Tourism Destination Cochamó, the Tourism Guild, the Neighborhood Council N° 6 Cochamó, the Club for the Elderly Cochamó and the Municipality of Cochamó, among others. These actions, together with a series of meetings with the pertinent authorities, where the commitment of the regional National Assets team stands out, made it possible to make this protected area a reality, in a participatory process that ensures sustainable management and administration over time.

Rodrigo Condeza, Director of the NGO Puelo Patagonia, highlights that "The Valle Cochamó Sanctuary seeks to recognize environmental values ​​and reconcile care for nature with the local economy generated by responsible tourism and the lifestyles of the local inhabitants. It is undoubtedly the first big step and we hope in the near future to be able to expand the surface of the Sanctuary to other public and private lands”

The next stage for the Valle Cochamó Sanctuary will consist of developing a participatory governance model that allows the execution of a management plan that can make the recreational uses of the thousands of tourists who visit the place every year compatible, together with the conservation of its natural and cultural.

In this regard, the Minister of the Environment, Maisa Rojas, mentioned: “Today we protected one of the most important ecosystems in the country, given its natural wealth of flora and fauna. In the Cochamó Valley is one of the most important water reserves in the world. In addition, due to its abrupt topography and the presence of well-preserved native forests, this area is a climate refuge that provides ecosystem services that generate well-being for people."

Photo link: -@lebardusilence


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