News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”, page 2

  1. Brazil: A Step Forward for Indigenous Peoples Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct 24 (IPS) - Brazil’s Supreme Court has delivered a long-awaited ruling upholding Brazilian Indigenous peoples’ claims to their traditional land. It did so by rejecting the ‘Temporal Framework’ principle, which only allowed for the demarcation and titling of lands physically occupied by the Indigenous groups who claimed them by 5 October 1988, when the current constitution was adopted. This excluded the numerous Indigenous communities who’d been violently expelled from their ancestral lands before then, including under military dictatorship between 1964 and 1985.

  2. New Zealand: Political Volatility under Cost-of-Living Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Oct 20 (IPS) - It’s a rapid reversal for New Zealand’s Labour Party, in power for six years. At the last election in 2020 it won an outright majority, the first party to do so under the current voting system. But three years on, it’s finished a distant second in the election held on 14 October. The result speaks to a broader pattern seen amid economic strife in many countries – of intense political volatility and the rejection of incumbents.

  3. In Brazil, Indigenous Leaders and Youth Activists Fight To Protect Amazon

    - Inter Press Service

    BRASÍLIA, Oct 05 (IPS) - Raffaello Nava, a youth and student activist, has fled his home at the peak of the global Coronavirus pandemic after receiving death threats from multinational companies that invaded his ancestral lands in the Amazon rainforest.

  4. Mexico Turns to Military Entrepreneurs

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITYhttps://ipsnoticias.net/2023/09/mexico-gira-hacia-los-militares-empresarios/, Sep 14 (IPS) - Courage, sadness and impotence are expressed by Mayan indigenous activist Sara López when she talks about the Mayan Train (TM)the Mexican government's biggest infrastructure project, which will cross the town where she lives and many others in the Yucatan Peninsula.

  5. Brazil Back on the Green Track

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jul 24 (IPS) - At a meeting with European and Latin American leaders in Brussels this July, Brazil’s President Lula da Silva reiterated the bold commitment he had made in his first international speech as president-elect, when he attended the COP27 climate summit in November 2022: bringing Amazon deforestation down to zero by 2030.

  6. Mandela Day Reminder to Stand Witness to Human Rights Defenders

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 18 (IPS) - As human rights increasingly deteriorate, rights defenders are being violently suppressed. Abducted, detained, tortured, and humiliated, many now live one day at a time. They have been told, in no uncertain times, that anything could happen. They are now asking the global community to stand as a witness.

  7. Healthy Homes - A Right of Rural Families in Peru

    - Inter Press Service

    CUZCO, Peru, Jun 15 (IPS) - Adopting a “healthy housing” approach is improving the living conditions of rural Peruvian women like Martina Santa Cruz, a 34-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and two children in the village of Sacllo, 2,959 meters above sea level in the Andes highlands municipality of Calca.

  8. A 1904 Massacre Could Help Save the Future of Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 09 (IPS) - Children were thrown into the air and stabbed and cut with knives and machetes. The attackers first opened fire on the victims of the massacre before finishing them off with knives so that none of the 244 indigenous people of the village would survive. The 1904 massacre permanently marked the Xokleng people and may play a decisive role in the future of the native peoples of Brazil.

  9. Chile: New Constitution in the Hands of the Far Right

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 19 (IPS) - On 7 May, Chileans went to the polls to choose a Constitutional Council that will produce a new constitution to replace the one bequeathed by the Pinochet dictatorship – and handed control to a far-right party that never wanted a constitution-making process in the first place.

  10. Government Financing for Mayan Train Violates Socio-environmental Standards

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, May 18 (IPS) - Mexico’s development banks have violated their own socio-environmental standards while granting loans for the construction of the Mayan Train (TM), the flagship project of the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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