Syndicalist Confederation of Intercultural Communities of Bolivia
The Syndicalist Confederation of Intercultural Communities of Bolivia
: Confederación Sindical de Comunidades Interculturales de Bolivia
) 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:
Prior leaders include Fidel Surco (2007-August 2010) from Alto Beni, La Paz.