Bolivia, Ecuador hailed for advances made in indigenous rights

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Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for American Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Credit: UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Bolivia and Ecuador have made great progress in advancing indigenous rights by openly recognizing them in their respective Constitutions.

That's according to Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for American Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

A special report on the status of the Indigenous people of the region will be launched on Tuesday at the opening of the 69th UN General Assembly.

The study gives updated information on the progress and challenges made in advancing indigenous peoples' rights in Latin America.

Although there has been improved access to health care, education and political participation of the indigenous population in the region, gaps remain.

Ms Bárcena spoke in detail with Jorge Miyares about the report.

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