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Majority of Consumer Products May Be Tainted by Illegal Deforestation

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 11 (IPS) - At least half of global deforestation is taking place illegally and in support of commercial agriculture, new analysis released Thursday finds – particularly to supply overseas markets.

Mexico’s Cocopah People Refuse to Disappear

Monday, September 08, 2014

EL MAYOR, Mexico, Sep 08 (IPS) - In their language, Cocopah means "river people". For over 500 years the members of this Amerindian group have lived along the lower Colorado River and delta in the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora and the U.S. state of Arizona.

Indigenous Peoples Seek Presence in Post-2015 Development Agenda

Thursday, September 04, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 04 (IPS) - The world's 370 million indigenous people, who say they were marginalised in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), want to play a key role in the U.N.'s post-2015 development agenda, which will be finalised next year.

Mexico’s Wind Parks May Violate OECD Rules

Thursday, August 28, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Aug 28 (IPS) - Four wind farm projects in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, operated or financed by European investors, could violate Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rules, say activists.

Can Land Rights and Education Save an Ancient Indian Tribe?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MALKANGIRI, India, Aug 19 (IPS) - Scattered across 31 remote hilltop villages on a mountain range that towers 1,500 to 4,000 feet above sea level, in the Malkangiri district of India's eastern Odisha state, the Upper Bonda people are considered one of this country's most ancient tribes, having barely altered their lifestyle in over a thousand years.

Brazil’s “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest” Faces Death Threats

Thursday, August 14, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 (IPS) - Davi Kopenawa, the leader of the Yanomami people in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, who is internationally renowned for his struggle against encroachment on indigenous land by landowners and illegal miners, is now fighting a new battle - this time against death threats received by him and his family.

IFC Warned of Systemic Safeguards Failures in Honduras

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (IPS) - For the second time this year, an internal auditor has criticised the World Bank's private sector investment agency over dealings in Honduras, and is warning that similar problems are likely being experienced elsewhere.

Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?

Monday, August 04, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 04 (IPS) - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be "It's complicated," according to Clionadh Raleigh.

The ‘Global’ Land Rush

Monday, August 04, 2014

OAKLAND, United States, Aug 04 (IPS) - The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.

Laws that Kill Protesters in Mexico

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SAN BERNARDINO CHALCHIHUAPAN, Mexico, Jul 31 (IPS) - People in this town in the central Mexican state of Puebla found out the hard way that protesting can be deadly.

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