Land and Territory

Brazil’s indigenous population can use their land, but are not its owners

Escrito por  |  28 / October / 2014
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The Brazilian Ministry of Justice emphatically affirmed, “all of the proceedings to identify and demarcate the lands of the indigenous  Continue Reading »

How Far the Cult of the Individual?

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2014
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The communal democracies of these indigenous communities may be the only thing that could save Oaxaca’s lands from the new onslaught of the cult of the individual and corporate gain.

An indigenous nation in the industrialized heart of South America

Escrito por  |  23 / September / 2014
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The regions in the south and southeast of Brazil are the richest areas in the country and the most industrialized in Latin America. The southeast alone is responsible for 60% of GDP, and thus, in this region 90% of the population is concentrated in urban zones. In this geography of modernity there is also an indigenous territory that is in its death throes, the land of the Guaraní.

Yaqui Tribal Authority’s Jailing in Water Conflict Signals Need to Implement Environmental Justice

Escrito por  |  20 / September / 2014
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The Sept. 11 jailing of Yoeme (Yaqui) Traditional Tribal Secretary Mario Luna Romero was a wake-up call for environmental and human rights defenders globally.

Indigenous Mexico Rising Again

Escrito por  |  13 / August / 2014
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Representatives of Mexico’s indigenous peoples have issued a new declaration and announced upcoming mobilizations to further their cause.

Coffee, a crisis about to explode

Escrito por  |  5 / August / 2014
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The dual plagues of blight and price fixing are causing the scarcity and high prices of the fragrant bean, but the real problem for communities is the need to grow other foods.

Peru and Colombia: Community self-defense against megaminería

Escrito por  |  25 / July / 2014
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When governments facilitate the business of multinationals and leave communities unprotected– as with mining – those communities must defend themselves by their own means, through self-defense organizations, mobilizing affected communities, or creating new ways to prevent being evicted from their own territories.