Brazil_Macuxi_People_Oppose_Building_of_Dam.pdf
The Brazilian government wants to put a dam along the Contingo River in Raposa/Serra do Sol. This measure has been opposed by Macuxi people but the Brazilian government has met the resistance with force.

Chile_Upper_Biobio_Hydroelectric_Power_Plant_Threatens_Environment_and_Pehuenche_Communities.pdf
Construction of the Ralco power plant on the Upper Biobío river in Chile threatens to topple the river's fragile ecology and cut off vital access to water for nearby Pehuenche communities. A campaign to stop the project is underway, but faces…

Island_of_Chiloe_Chile_Huilliches_Fight_Lumber_Company_to_Save_Their_Forests.pdf
Lumber companies threaten the ecological balance of Chiloé and the lives of the Huilliche communities. Golden Spring, a multinational company, and others expect to exploit around 180,000 hectares of Chiloé's forests.

Peruvian_State_Targets_Abandoned_Lands_of_Ashaninka.pdf
Asháninka communities in the Selva Central region of Peru have been forced to leave their lands due to guerilla violence. Mino Eusebio Castro, vice-president of the Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rain Forest talks about…

Amazanga_A_Scientific_Research_Institute_in_the_Ecuadorian_Amazon.pdf
In 1992, as a response to negotiations with oil companies attempting to expand their operations into the Pastaza region, the AMAZANGA institute was formed. Since then, it has been on the forefront of new attempts to incorporate and protect…

A_Neoliberal_State_of_Siege.pdf

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On April 18, 1995, a series of strikes organized by indigenous peasants and urban teachers forced the central government of Bolivia to declare a state of siege that has lasted three months. Sociologist Silva Rivera Cusicanqui interprets the reasons…

CICA_A_Pan-Indigenous_Organization_in_Central_America.pdf

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On July 21, 1995, the Indigenous Council of Central America (CICA) was founded, which integrates indigenous representatives from Guatemala to Panama, including Belize.

Breaking_the_Myth_of_the_Nation_Proposal_for_Autonomous_Regions.pdf
While recent negotiations between the Mexican government and the Zapatistas progressed little, the fallout from the uprising has led indigenous organizations and campesinos to consider autonomous regions. In this article, we present some selections…

Salta_Argentina_Electoral_Politics_Delay_Granting_of_Land_Title.pdf
Indigenous peoples in the northern Argentinean Salta region wait for an official land title for the area where they live. They require a joint title for their communities in order to continue to live traditionally and not face threats by neighbor…

So_That_We_The_Ye'kuana_May_Inhabit_Our_Land.pdf

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In 1978, the government of Venezuela, bypassing the Ye'Kuana peoples, declared Duida-Murahuaca a National Park and Orinoco-Casiquare a "Biospheric Reserve." According to the Ye'Kuana, government bureaucrats have systematically ignored their…

State_Frontiers_and_Indian_Nations.pdf

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Indigenous peoples consider the colonial and state borders as artificial barriers to their indigenous nations. The best way to maintain unity to fight state oppression is reinforce the right of consent by indigenous peoples.

Nicaragua_Colonial_History_Repeats_Itself_on_the_Atlantic_Coast_of_Central_America.pdf

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Indigenous peoples along the Rio Coco that splits the countries of Honduras and Nicaragua have been subjugated to unequal land and resource agreements. Because of the Sandinista government and the Nicaraguan civil war, indigenous peoples in the area…
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