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Search for justice gains ground as two found guilty for the killing of Colombian Indigenous leader

On November 7, partial justice was achieved in the case of the assassination April 7, 2015 of Fernando Salazar Calvo, Indigenous leader of the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta, Caldas, Colombia: a judge sentenced two men to terms of between 20 and 40 years of jail for carrying out the assassination and carrying weapons illegally, yet the intellectual author who ordered the killing remains at large, and the investigation continues.

Brazil 2018 - a glimmer of hope in difficult times

In the past month, Brazil's first indigenous woman was voted to Congress while the nation’s newly elected President is expected to pursue assimilation policies toward indigenous peoples and seek an end to demarcations of their lands and protections to the environment. 

Brasil 2018 - un rayo de esperanza en tiempos difíciles

El mes pasado una mujer indígena accedió por primera vez al Congreso de Brasil, en un momento en el que se espera que el presidente recién elegido aplique políticas de asimilación dirigidas a los pueblos indígenas con las que se pretende poner fin a las demarcaciones de sus tier

Indigenous peoples declare state of environmental emergency in the Peruvian Amazon

Communities in the Bajo Huallaga area of the Peruvian Amazon declared an “environmental and territorial emergency” on 16 September this year following serious and ongoing impacts on their natural resources, territories and inhabitants caused by land grabs and deforestation of their lands by loggers and palm oil companies.

Pueblos indigenas declaran estado de emergencia ambiental en la Amazonia Peruana

Comunidades en Bajo Huallaga, en la Amazonía peruana, han declarado una “emergencia ambiental y territorial” el 16 de septiembre de este año, con motivo de graves y reiterados impactos hacia sus recursos naturales, sus territorios y sus poblaciones debido al acaparamiento y deforestación de sus tierras por madereros y empresas de palma aceitera.