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Tag: Indigenous people

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Patagonia indigenous peoples suing oil majors for “environmental contamination”

    The Mapuche are suing American giant Exxon, French company Total and the Argentina-based Pan American Energy, which is part owned by BP

    A major group of indigenous people living in Argentine Patagonia are taking some of the world's biggest oil and gas multinationals to court for “environmental contamination,” Greenpeace said this week. The Mapuche are suing American giant Exxon, French company Total and the Argentina-based Pan American Energy, which is part-owned by BP.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Bolsonaro names evangelical pastor to head a new Women, Family ministry

    Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion

    Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a pro-life evangelical pastor to head a new ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights that will also take over the agency looking after the country's 850,000 indigenous people. Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion, which is allowed only in cases of rape, anencephaly or when the mother's life is in danger.

  • Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

    UN human rights expert calls on Argentina to urgently protect indigenous peoples

    “The situation of indigenous peoples in certain areas of the country is appalling”, said OHCHR rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere

    The United Nations human rights expert on racism urged Argentina to take urgent measures to sustainably address the invisibility, marginalization and systematic exclusion of indigenous peoples in the country. The UN assessed during a week in Argentina, the situation of indigenous peoples, peoples of African descent, migrants from the region and beyond, and other groups.

  • Saturday, August 10th 2013 - 02:17 UTC

    OAS calls for respect and self determination for Indigenous Peoples

    Secretary General Insulza, ‘indigenous peoples among the most vulnerable groups’

    Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza commemorated on Friday the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples with a call for the protection of the all native peoples of the Americas and urged the full implementation of treaties and other agreements that states have adopted internationally and especially in the Inter-American context.

  • Saturday, August 10th 2013 - 02:10 UTC

    Indigenous peoples in Argentina: “we don’t want to be considered strangers in our own country”

    Félix Díaz, leader of the Qom indigenous community

    “We want to live as human beings. We don’t want to be considered as strangers in our own country, poor or useless. We want to live without discrimination. We don’t want blood shed, we just want to reclaim our community,” said to Amnesty International Félix Díaz, leader of the Qom indigenous community of Potae Napocna Navogoh (La Primavera), in Argentina’s northern province of Formosa.

  • Wednesday, August 29th 2012 - 06:10 UTC

    Brazilian court orders resumption of work at controversial dam in the Amazon

    Indigenous groups fear their displacement and an end to their ancestral and living grounds

    Brazil's Supreme Court has approved the resumption of work on the controversial 13 billion dollars Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, which was stopped earlier this month after protests from indigenous groups.

  • Friday, August 26th 2011 - 02:55 UTC

    UN and Amnesty praise Peruvian law on consultation with indigenous peoples

    The law is now on the desk of President Humala for promulgation

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya and Amnesty International praised the approval of a law on consultation with indigenous peoples by the Congress of Peru and called on President Ollanta Humala for its quick promulgation and implementation.