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Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities
Caja
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Caja
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Costa Rica to use drones to deliver medicine to indigenous communities

L. Arias - September 19, 2016

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, plans to start using drones to deliver medicine to remote indigenous communities. The plan, which the Caja says it will launch…

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

The Tico Times - 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
#cop21
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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…

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