Sunday, March 3, 2024

Land

Attack on Pataxó Hãhãhãi Indigenous leaders must be investigated

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In January, two leaders of the Indigenous Pataxó Hãhãhãi community of Bahia State in Brazil were brutally attacked by a militia calling for a ‘repossession’ of their land, as police officers allegedly watched.

Honduras: Deaths of environmental activists reopen wounds in Aguán Valley

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In January, four social activists were murdered in Honduras within a period of 11 days. The deaths of two environmental defenders from Guapinol were followed by the murder of a peasant leader and his father-in-law.

Brazil’s Indigenous groups demand a voice in new soybean railway project

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The Ferrogrão railway project has been met with resistance from Indigenous peoples who will be impacted by the socio-environmental risks associated with the project.

This Stolen Country of Mine: Neo-Colonialism in Ecuador

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This Stolen Country of Mine is a gripping documentary following resistance leader Paúl Jarrín and investigative journalist Fernando Villavicencio, as they fight to stop...

Peru: new threat to Amazon reserves

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Legislation being proposed in the Peruvian Congress would remove central government and environmental controls over indigenous lands and reserves. Indigenous organizations are vigorously opposing the change

Los Reyes Del Mundo: an epic tale of modern Colombia

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Los reyes del mundo (The Kings of the World dir. Laura Mora, 2022), charismatically dances the line where hate for the world and love for life meet. It is full of action, poetry, wild cinematography, and transmits a pertinent social message.

Brazil: Indigenous peoples face emergency

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An urgent declaration by the Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, highlighting what is at stake in the Brazilian presidential elections

Guatemala: environmental defenders of Lake Atitlán

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The women of Tz’ununya’ Collective have struggled for eight years to defend and conserve Lake Atitlán by pushing for local authorities to stop the deterioration of the lake.

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'.

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.

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