Syndicalist Confederation of Intercultural Communities of Bolivia
|Full name||Syndicalist Confederation of Intercultural Communities of Bolivia|
|Native name||Confederación Sindical de Comunidades Interculturales de Bolivia|
|Founded||February 18, 1971|
|Key people||Pedro Calderón, executive secretary|
|Office location||La Paz, Bolivia|
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). 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.
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
Prior leaders include Fidel Surco (2007-August 2010) from Alto Beni, La Paz.
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