While the village of the Tenharim indians has been invaded by settlers in the state of Amazonas,settlers in the state of Maranhão on the other side of the Amazon basin have finally being ordered to leave the reserve of the Awá indians.
The BBC recently depicted Mexico as one of the next generation of economic superpowers. Mexican sociologist Luis Vazquez expresses a certain scepticism.
Almost a quarter of the country's farming families are involved in a land dispute, largely because of the massive takeover of land by the soy plantations.

Machine guns and development

Minguarana Producciones, the latest LAB Partner, have submitted their first blog, which tells the story of the Amazonian hamlet of Mangabal, which is the subject of a documentary film they are working on.
An Ecuadorean court has upheld the ruling that Chevron must pay for the environmental damage it has caused, but reduced the amount by more than half.
Colombian community leaders face threats and attacks, as the case of a community in the Choco region shows.
Day of action to pay homage to maize and to reject GMOs
Among the most sensitive indicators of global climate change, these glaciers have shrunk by at least 30% over the last 30 years. Paul Brown, from Climate News Network, reports.

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