While the country was absorbed in the annual Carnival, construction work began on the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric power station, after a higher court overruled an earlier judicial decision to halt the project on envrionmental and social grou
Police in Panama have clashed with dozens of indigenous protesters trying to prevent copper mining on their ancestral lands.
We will be here until they free our people and the military stop falsely accusing us of links to the ELN’ says one striker.
Police on Easter Island have evicted a group of indigenous people who had been occupying the grounds of a luxury hotel since last year.
At least 38 Indians, 20 of them minors and the rest no older than 25, have turned in their weapons and left behind the Colombian armed conflict thanks to a program sponsored by the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca, or ACIN.
Following months of protests and sit-ins surrounding ancestral land claims on Chile’s Easter Island, the United Nations has officially called on the Chilean government to help diffuse tensions.
More than 100 Police Special Forces violently evicted Rapa Nui indigenous groups from the Government Plaza in the center of Hanga Roa over the holidays, causing injuries to at least nine people, three of them serious.