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Yuturi Warmi, Ecuador’s first Indigenous guard led by Kichwa women

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In 2020, over 40 Kichwa women began to organise themselves in defence of their territory and to expel mining from the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is how Yuturi Warmi, the first Indigenous guard led by women in the region began.

‘The Dark Side of Skin’: race relations in modern Brazil

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Jeferson Tenório, originally from Rio de Janeiro, is currently a teacher of literature in Porto Alegre. The Dark Side of Skin is his third novel and winner of the esteemed Jabuti national literature prize.

Moira Millán: urgent situation of Indigenous people in Patagonia

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Moira and Vilma had travelled from southern Patagonia to Europe to spread awareness of the urgent situation for Indigenous peoples in the south of Argentina, and to strengthen bonds of international solidarity. 

Kopenawa, Krenak, Kayapo

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Brazil's Indigenous leaders are at last being recognized, reports Jan Rocha. But will anything really change in their 500-year-old struggle, as Brazil's Congress continues to defend the interests that seek to annihilate them?

FILM: The Future is in our Territories

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In a new LAB film, environmental defenders discuss their territorial work and the Americas-wide alliance for racial and climate justice

Paraguay: the Paĩ Tavyterã and the changing climate

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Paĩ Tavyterã Indigenous communities are employing ancestral knowledge and advocacy against the impacts of climate change

Eliane Brum: contemplating the Amazon, the centre of the world, through...

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In an extraordinary interview, Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum explains how language is fundamental to the life of the Amazon and its peoples

Ecuador: a haven no longer?

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Increasing violence and instability are driving refugees and some Ecuadorians towards risky migration

Bust of Berta Cáceres shows ‘lack of respect’

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A bust of Berta Cáceres was installed in a square in Tegucigalpa's civic centre, next to a bank owned by the Atala family, who have been accused as one of the masterminds behind her murder. This piece was originally published in Spanish by Contracorriente.

Mexico: guardians of the cenotes

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The Kanan Ts'ono'ot collective is making history in Mexico by demanding that cenotes be granted legal status and the Maya people named as their guardians against threats posed by industrial farming.

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