Fernando Vargas Mosua

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Fernando Vargas (left) and CIDOB President Adolfo Chávez presenting a complaint concerning human rights abuses before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC, in March 2013

Fernando Vargas Mosua, more commonly referred to as Fernando Vargas, is a Bolivian indigenous leader who heads the Subcentral TIPNIS, the indigenous authority which holds title to the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory. The TIPNIS indigenous community is engaged in an extended campaign against the building of the Villa Tunari–San Ignacio de Moxos Highway through the territory, a project championed by President Evo Morales. Vargas was a candidate for the Green Party in the 2014 presidential election, with the party's leader and founder Margot Soria Saravia serving as vice presidential candidate.[1] With 24,685 out of 27,403 polling stations having reported in the Green Party had gained 126,958 votes in the presidential elections, a total of 2.79%.[2]


  1. ^ "El Partido Verde lanza su binomio, Vargas y Soria". Educación Radiofónica de Bolivia (in Spanish). La Paz. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Cómputo Preliminar de Votos para Presidenta - Presidente" (PDF). www.oep.org.bo (in Spanish). Plurinational Electoral Organ. 15 October 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.