Indigenous peoples

Two key witnesses for Milagro Sala’s conviction charged with false testimony

The two witnesses considered key to the conviction of Milagro Sala in the case known as “de los huevazos” were charged with false testimony, at the request of the prosecutor of the Federal Court of Cassation, Javier de Luca. They…

Truth trial for the Napalpí Massacre, part of the indigenous genocide in Argentina

In 1924 hundreds of Qom and Moqoit Indians were murdered in Chaco. The massacre was silenced for decades, but it remained alive in the memory of the native peoples, who transformed it into a struggle and demand for justice. Federal…

Global neglect of indigenous peoples

Only 22 countries have ratified ILO Convention 169 ILO Convention 169, an international instrument that guarantees indigenous rights and emphasises the labour rights of indigenous and tribal peoples and their right to land and territory, health and education. By Víctor…

Peru: National congress of peasant communities affected by mining and hydrocarbon activities

Under the slogan “Communities and peoples resist, debate and propose against mining, hydrocarbons and extractivism”, the National Congress of peasant communities affected by this aggressive industry took place. During the days that took place between 24 and 26 September, the…

World Bank’s ridiculous suggestions on Rohingya issue

by Nazmul Haq Shamal Since August 2016, Bangladesh has been enduring the extreme burden of hosting 1.20 million Rohingyas in the country, who were forced to flee Myanmar due to cruel genocide perpetrated by Burmese military junta. Despite repeated promises…

Successful start of the Latin American March

The Latin American March for Nonviolence, Multiethnic and Pluricultural, began on 15 September 2021 with a successful start and a profusion of activities. Activists from a multitude of Latin American countries have done their bit to bring about the inauguration…

Honduran people have an impressive capacity for resistance and hope

In the context of the bicentenary, Honduran writer Julio Escoto argues that the Honduran people have an impressive capacity for resistance, and resistance itself implies hope. “One can enter a stage of illusion with two approaches: the concrete illusion, one…

“The repression will continue because our people are returning to their territory”.

Portrait of Nicolás Hernández Huala in Bariloche. (Image by Gustavo Figueroa) The “La Trochita” case: while the murders of Rafael Nahuel and Santiago Maldonado go unpunished, six defendants are on trial for exercising their right to recover usurped territory. The…

Indigenous People of Brazil Fight for Their Future

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given new license to the killing of Indigenous people in Brazil. Before he came to power in 2019, it wasn’t clear what he wanted to build, but he knew exactly who and what he wanted…

Ecuador: Environmental defenders sentenced to pay 151,000 dollars to palm grower

Four Afro-descendant farmers, defenders of the environment, will have to pay 151,000 dollars to the company Energy Palma, which exploits African palm in the province of Esmeraldas. Judge Fernando Saldarriaga of the Multicompetent Unit of the San Lorenzo canton, ruled…

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