News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. Indigenous Peoples Have Their Own Agenda at COP27, Demanding Direct Financing

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Nov 12 (IPS) - Indigenous peoples are no longer content just to attend as observers and to be seen as victims of the impacts of the current development model, at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) on Climate Change. That is why they came to the summit in Egypt with an agenda of their own, including the demand that their communities directly receive funding for climate action.

  2. Mexican Environmental Prosecutor's Office Dodges Charges against Mayan Train

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 02 (IPS) - A beige line slashes its way through the Mayan jungle near the municipality of Izamal in the southeastern Mexican state of Yucatán. It is section 3, 172 kilometers long, of the Mayan Train (TM), the most important megaproject of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's administration.

  3. Agroecological Women Farmers Boost Food Security in Perus Highlands

    - Inter Press Service

    CUZCO, Peru, Oct 13 (IPS) - Lourdes Barreto, 47, says that as an agroecological small farmer she has improved her life and that of Mother Earth. "I love myself as I love Mother Earth and I have learned to value both of us," she says in her field outside the village of Huasao, in the highlands of the southern Peruvian department of Cuzco.

  4. Small Farmers in Peru Combat Machismo to Live Better Lives

    - Inter Press Service

    CUZCO, Peru, Oct 06 (IPS) - "My father was very ‘machista’, he used to beat my mother... It was a very sad life," said Dionisio Ticuña, a resident of the rural community of Canincunca, on the outskirts of the town of Huaro, in the southern Peruvian highlands region of Cuzco more than 3,000 meters above sea level.

  5. We Must Ensure That Climate Funding Reaches the Guardians of the Forests

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 27 (IPS) - US $270 million may sound like a lot of money, especially for just one year. But it is only a small fraction—less than one percent—of all global funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation. This small fraction, however, is the annual amount that was invested in the tenure and forest management of Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPs and LCs) over the past decade.

  6. Inequality in Peru's Education Sector Deepens in Post-Pandemic Era

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Sep 22 (IPS) - "When the pandemic hit, I stopped studying, just when it was my last year of school…My parents couldn't afford to pay for internet at home," said Rodrigo Reyes, 18, one of the nearly 250,000 children who dropped out of school in 2020.

  7. Guatemalans Fight Extractive Industries

    - Inter Press Service

    ASUNCIÓN MITA, Guatemala, Sep 21 (IPS) - The majority of the Guatemalan population continues to oppose mining and other extractive projects, in the midst of a scenario of socio-environmental conflict that pits communities defending their natural resources against the interests of multinational corporations.

  8. Racism Hurts People and Democracy in Peru

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Sep 01 (IPS) - Banning the use of the same bathroom, insults and calling people animals are just a few of the daily forms of racism experienced by people in Peru, a multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual country where various forms of discrimination are intertwined.

  9. Of the Far West, the ‘Good Cowboys’… And the ‘Bad Indians’

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Aug 08 (IPS) - Nothing – or too little – has changed since Hollywood started producing its spectacular western movies. Rough men, ranchers, mercenary killers, saloons, cowboys, guns, gold fever, the ‘good sheriff’… and the ‘bad indians”. Those movies were anything but fiction–they were real history.

  10. Bilingual Intercultural Education, an Endangered Indigenous Right in Peru

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Jun 16 (IPS) - "I always express myself in Quechua and I don't feel I’m less of a person," said Elías Ccollatupa, 47, who has been a bilingual intercultural teacher for more than two decades in the Chinchaypujio district, one of the nine that make up the province of Anta, in the department of Cuzco, in the southern Andean region of Peru.

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