Tagged: indigenous and minority rights

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Oxfam is deeply concerned about the kidnapping and murder of a local leader who was abducted with three others following a community vote on a mining project owned by San Rafael, SA, a subsidiary of Canada’s Tahoe Resources.

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Several organizations expressed their concern for the actions that took place in Guatemala on October 4, when seven members of the indigenous K’iche’ community lost their life as a consequence of the disproportionate response to their protests by State security forces who used firearms against the protesters.

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Fields overgrown with flor de muerto in Guatemala. Photo: James Rodriguez/Oxfam

In Baja Verapaz Oxfam and local partners are helping small farmers cope with a food crisis that could have been prevented.

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At a moment where many look for ways to tackle the global economic crisis, the World Social Forum has set a clear message: “the weight of the crisis cannot fall on the shoulders of the poorest.”

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Santos Puma Paso speaks with CBC anthropologist Ligia Alencastre in Cusco

In the mountains of Peru, indigenous leaders are taking a multicultural approach to overcoming centuries of racism and discrimination--and fighting poverty.

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