This video essay from LAB partner Ojos Ilegales Red, Venezuela, tells the story of Leonardo Milian Ruiz, a member of the Pumé community. Milian left his territory Boca Tronador, on Riecito in Apure State, near the the Venezuelan border with Colombia, after cattle ranchers continually invaded their territory and killed members of his community ‘like animals’, taking away their right to hunt and fish. Forgotten by the government, there is practically no mainstream healthcare available in the region. For this reason, Milian is in Caracas, to study nursing and medicine.
Visibility for pueblo Pumé
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The Latin America Bureau (LAB) invites you to the third instalment of our Voices of Latin America webinar series: The Rights of Nature and Indigenous Peoples.
Police brutally killed Victoria Salazar: how are feminists representing her death in a dignified way?
On 27 March 2021, the Mexican police brutally killed Victoria Salazar, a refugee who had fled violence in El Salvador. Feminist activists in Tulum are using the visual arts to honour and remember her.