Land and Territory

Sonora and Arizona’s Uncertain Water Futures

Escrito por  |  16 / November / 2014
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When you cross into Sonora from Arizona, you leave one hydraulic society and enter another. Both states are at risk. Their medium-term water futures are uncertain. The water megaprojects – dams, reservoirs, aqueducts, and cement irrigation canals – that have made the Sonoran Desert bloom with farms and cities are no longer sufficient.

The Yaqui Water War

Escrito por  |  13 / November / 2014
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A series by Tom Barry of the CIP TransBorder Project that takes an in-depth look at the water crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Part One: How the Mexican border state of Sonora is rushing forward with more water-management projects in response to escalating water crisis.

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.