Sunday, August 14, 2022

Indigenous Peoples

Ecuador: Intag stands up to mining

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Intag communities in Ecuador are resisting development of a copper mine at Llurimagua, proposed by Enami and Codelco. In Peru, residents of Aquia, Ancásh, accuse the Antamina mine of encroaching on their land without consultation.

Brazilians vs Bolsonaro’s ‘Package of Destruction’

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The 'packet of destruction' raft of new bills is set to pass in Brazil's congress, with the enthusiastic endorsement of President Bolsonaro. It spells death and destruction for the Amazon and for indigenous communities.

Brazil: mining destruction in the Amazon

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The latest report by APIB and Amazon Watch, is the fourth in their Complicity in Destruction series covering the perpetual destructive mining practices in the Amazon and the impacts these have had on the lives of the indigenous populations of the forest. 

New books from LAB authors

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LAB authors have published three new books - on indigenous communities vs extractive industries in Ecuador; and on the military dictatorship, torture and human rights in Brazil

Brazil: a gift of honey

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At the Monument to 500 Years of Resistance by the Indigneous Peoples of Brazil, Braga, a Pataxó chief, imagines a gift of honey for senators as they debate PL490, which threatens indigenous land rights. It is a gift 'to disarm the media, touch the people, enchant the world'.

Another Brazil is possible

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Extraordinary photo of a Zo'é man carrying his father to be vaccinated has gone viral as a symbol of hope for all Brazilians

Nicaragua: The invasion of autonomous land

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Indigenous people along Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast face constant danger as they seek to defend their autonomous territories against invasion by colonos and government claims that these are 'empty lands' available for development.

Brazil: letting the stampede rip

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The Bolsonaro government's assault on regulations and indigenous rights has led to a stampede of land-grabbing by loggers, miners and cattle ranchers. They have let through the stampede (passar a boiada).

Guatemala: lasting legacy of gender-based violence and state impunity

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The failure to secure justice in cases of gender-based violence shows fundamental flaws in Guatemala’s democratic institutions.

Kaiowcide

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Antonio Ioris, director of the Indigenous Brazil Violated project, in parternship with LAB, has written a policy brief on the ongoing genocide of Brazil's Guarani-Kaiowa people.

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