Bolivia motorcycle rally sparks backlash

Dakar Rally competitors race on the world's largest salt flats, prompting objections from environmentalists.

    The Dakar Rally has entered Bolivia's high-altitude salt flats for the first time.

    Competitors arrived to a rapturous reception from locals and President Evo Morales - but not everyone has welcomed the hundreds of motorbikes tearing through one of the country's most popular natural habitats.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Uyuni, Bolivia. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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