Opposition threat hangs over one of the most important museums in Bolivia

The Natural Sciences Museum, one of the most important museums in Bolivia, is under threat from the mayor of Cochabamba, who intends to evict them to build a convention center in their place. Civil organizations and the national government oppose this plan.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city of Cochabamba is growing year after year, so concrete constructions are advancing in what used to be rural areas. Finding a free square meter in the urban center is increasingly difficult.

For this reason, the mayor's office of Manfred Reyes Villa has set its sights on the Alcide D'Orbigny Museum of Natural Sciences in the wealthy neighborhood of La Recolecta, intending to build an exclusive convention center there . . .

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