Indigenous leader Quispe, a former leader of Bolivia's CONAMAQ, receives oxygen after ending a hunger strike at the congress building in La Paz

Source: Reuters - Tue, 8 Oct 2013 00:11 AM
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Indigenous leader Rafael Quispe, a former leader of Bolivia's CONAMAQ (National Council of Ayllus and Markas of Qullasuyu), receives oxygen after ending a hunger strike at the congress building in La Paz, October 7, 2013. The CONAMAQ, a confederation to politically represent certain indigenous communities, were protesting against the results of the last census, which caused the geographical region they represent to lose congressional seats for the next legislative elections in 2014, according to local media. The hunger strikers called off their protest on Monday, when it became clear their action would not elicit the government to alter the results of the census. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST HEALTH)