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Afro-Descendant & Indigenous: News & Updates
February 12, 2015
armed attack on Jesús Flores Satuye (shot in the head and arm), a member of the Afro-descendant Garífuna community of Nueva Armenia in Atlántida Department, and concurrent attack on the offices of La Via Campesina in Tegucigalpa.
January 25, 2015
threats to Silvia Pérez Yescas, a defender of women’s, indigenous, and land rights from the community of Matías Romero in Oaxaca State
January 23, 2015
death threats and security incidents against defenders of Afro-Colombian territorial, labor, and civil rights Francia Marquez Lisifrey Ararat, Luis Ernesto Olave Valencia, Senator Piedad Cordoba and Jesús Enrique Andrade (shot 3 times in the head)
January 21, 2015
murder of environmental and indigenous rights defender Juan Francisco Martinez, a member of the Independent Indigenous Lenca Movement of La Paz (MILPAH).
ASSOCIATION OF RURAL WORKERS (ATC) is the main member of La Via Campesina in Nicaragua, and plays an important role strengthening the peasant movements not just in Nicaragua, but across all of Central America.