News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”, page 3

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. The Sami People's Fight Against Norwegian Windmills

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Mar 09 (IPS) - There are 151 wind turbines and more than 130 kilometres of connection routes and power lines on the Fosen peninsula, 530 kilometres north of Oslo. Norwegian judges say that they should not be there, and the owners of those lands since time immemorial do too.

  7. Racist Political System Thwarts Candidacy of Mayan Woman in Guatemala

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTA CATARINA PALOPÓ, Guatemala, Mar 04 (IPS) - Centuries of racism and exclusion suffered by indigenous peoples in Guatemala continue to weigh heavily, as demonstrated by the denial of the registration of a political party that is promoting the presidential candidacy of indigenous leader Thelma Cabrera in the upcoming general elections.

  8. Tanzania Should Halt Plan to Relocate Maasai Pastoralists

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Feb 21 (IPS) - Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu is a senior researcher on women and land and Oryem Nyeko is the Tanzania researcher at Human Rights WatchTanzania’s policies on conservation and its ongoing impacts on Maasai people in Ngorongoro district highlight how communities historically marginalized by oppression still wrestle with colonial policies.

  9. Peru's Democracy at a Crossroads

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb 02 (IPS) - On 25 January, roughly six weeks after being sworn in following her predecessor’s removal, Peruvian president Dina Boluarte finally recognised that elections were the only way out of political crisis. Elections were rescheduled for April 2024, much earlier than the end of the presidential term she’s been tasked with completing, but not soon enough for thousands who’ve taken to the streets demanding her immediate resignation.

  10. Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle

    - Inter Press Service

    BOA VISTA, Brazil, Jan 25 (IPS) - “Our electric power is of bad quality, it ruins electrical appliances,” complained Jesus Mota, 63. “In other places it works well, not here. Just because we are indigenous,” protested his wife, Adélia Augusto da Silva, of the same age.

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