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Four arrested over murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres
Conservation
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Conservation
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Four arrested over murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres

Noe Leiva | AFP - May 3, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Four people were arrested in Honduras Monday over the murder of a high-profile indigenous activist earlier this year, officials said. The four had been…

Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says
Crime
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Crime
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Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says

Noe Leiva | AFP - March 3, 2016

Updated at 7:30 p.m. TEGUCIGALPA -- Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, an award-winning environmentalist, was killed in her home Thursday, her family said, labeling her death an assassination.…

Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case
Crime
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Crime
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Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case

AFP - February 27, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery…

Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal
Business
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Business
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Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal

Lindsay Fendt - February 12, 2016

Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean leaders in Nicaragua filed a lawsuit against government officials last week after they were allegedly coerced into signing a document giving consent for a…

Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murder
Crime
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Crime
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Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murder

AFP - February 1, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – Two retired soldiers were in court Monday facing charges of murder, forced disappearance, and forcing 11 indigenous women into sexual slavery during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil…

Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds
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#cop21
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Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds

Louisa Reynolds - November 17, 2015

Respecting community and indigenous rights to collective land tenure and forest management could help avert climate change — and save us billions of dollars, according to a…

Even Brazil’s military may not be enough to protect an endangered Amazon tribe
Amazonia
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Amazonia
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Even Brazil’s military may not be enough to protect an endangered Amazon tribe

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - November 9, 2015

AWÁ INDIGENOUS LAND, Brazil – In January 2014, the Brazilian government sent the army into this corner of the Amazon, deploying soldiers backed by bulldozers and helicopters to…

Amazonia
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Peru to create huge national park in Amazon basin

AFP - November 7, 2015

https://twitter.com/manupulgarvidal/status/663046091466776576 LIMA, Peru – Peru is creating a national park to protect a vast territory in the Amazon basin that is vulnerable to drug trafficking and illegal logging…

Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy
Crime
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Crime
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Human rights commission ruling gives hope for Costa Rica indigenous autonomy

John McPhaul - October 18, 2015

Costa Rican indigenous leaders hope the long-delayed Indigenous Autonomy Bill might finally get a hearing in the Legislative Assembly as result of April’s Inter-American Commission on Human…

Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica struggles with indigenous land rights

John McPhaul - October 7, 2015

An indigenous rights issue has put Costa Rica’s much-vaunted human rights record to the test as the country struggles to protect members of the Bribrí and Teribe…

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