Tag: indigenous peoples

Vásquez in front of shrine to Berta Cáceres. Photo: Beverly Bell
Honduras Interview

“Heaven and Earth Don’t Belong to the Companies”—The Role of Lenca Culture in Defending Lands, Waters and Peoples in Honduras. An interview with Pascuala Vásquez

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Pascuala Vásquez is the spiritual leader of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). Known affectionately to all as Doña Pascualita, she is also head of COPINH’s Lenca cultural committee, and is on the council of elders.  By: Beverly Bell / The Dawn News / March 21, […]

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Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?
Analysis U.S.

Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?

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By: Melissa Cox / Source: Truth Out / The Dawn News / January 20, 2017   This story was published thanks to readers like you — and it’s never been more important to support independent journalism. Click here to donate to Truthout! Inauguration Day is here. The wait is over. […]

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Temer government set to overthrow Brazil’s environmental agenda
Analysis Brazil

Temer government set to overthrow Brazil’s environmental agenda

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By: Sue Branford and Maurício Torres / Source: Mongabay  / The Dawn News / 21 December 2016 Brazil’s powerful agribusiness lobby (bancada ruralista) is pushing a raft of new laws to set back environmental and indigenous protections by 30 years. A catastrophic setback to environmental and indigenous protections was narrowly averted last week […]

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