Tens of thousands indigenous protesters arrived in Colombia’s third
largest city Cali Saturday. Organizing indigenous organizations expect
over 50,000 protesters to be in the capital of Valle del Cauca
when they speak with Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Sunday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, one of the prominent international figures invited to join the protesters said Friday he isn’t able to come. It’s uncertain if other international invites will be able to come.
The natives hope to be joined by other groups like labor activists, truckers and cane cutters that have been demanding improved working conditions for weeks.
Indigenous leaders will meet Uribe Sunday morning to discuss their five point proposal to improve the situation of approximately one and a hald million natives in Colombia.