Syndicalist Confederation of Intercultural Communities of Bolivia

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CSCIB
CSCIB office in La Paz.jpg
Full name Syndicalist Confederation of Intercultural Communities of Bolivia
Native name Confederación Sindical de Comunidades Interculturales de Bolivia
Founded February 18, 1971
Affiliation COB
Key people Pedro Calderón, executive secretary
Office location La Paz, Bolivia
Country Bolivia
Website http://www.cscbbol.org/

The Syndicalist Confederation of Intercultural Communities of Bolivia (Spanish: Confederación Sindical de Comunidades Interculturales de Bolivia; CSCIB) is a peasant union of rural communities in the lowlands of Bolivia whose members included people of highland origin. It is led by Pedro Calderón and includes federations in six departments: La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija, Chuquisaca, and Beni. It was founded on February 18, 1971 as the Syndicalist Confederation of Colonizers of Bolivia (Spanish: Confederación Sindical de Colonizadores de Bolivia).[1] At the time, its independence from the government represented a defiant break from the so-called Military-Peasant Pact.

The Confederation is a founding member of the National Coordination for Change (CONALCAM). Its leader from 2007 to 2010, Fidel Surco, became president of CONALCAM as well as a Senator in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly.

Leadership[edit]

In its most recent Ordinary National Conference, held in August 2010 in Ivirgarzama, Cochabamba, CSCIB elected the following leaders:

  • Executive Secretary: Pedro Calderón, from Carrasco, Tropics of Cochabamba
  • Secretary General: Néstor Aliaga, from Caranavi, La Paz
  • International Relations: Evaristo Huallpa, from San Julián, Santa Cruz[2]

Prior leaders include Fidel Surco (2007-August 2010) from Alto Beni, La Paz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CSCIB. "¿Quiénes somos?". Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ COINCABOL. "CSCIB CULMINÓ CON ÉXITO SU CONGRESO ORDINARIO". Retrieved 17 September 2010.