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Afro-Descendant & Indigenous: News & Updates
May 1, 2017
attempted murder of Maynor López, son of human rights defender Francisca Ramírez, who is Coordinator of the Council for the Defense of the Land, the Lake and Sovereignty, active in organizing resistance to construction of the Nicaraguan Grand Inter-oceanic Canal
April 12, 2017
Death threats and harassment towards persons working in community radio stations (Radio La Voz Lenca, Radio Dignidad, Radio Progreso) that are reporting on environmental and indigenous rights issues and smear campaign targeting Jesuit priest Ismael Moreno, director of Radio Progreso.
April 11, 2017
Uprooted by war, united by a common goal: Colombia's City of Women
April 5, 2017
Water wins over gold. A victory for communities who, for more than a decade, have relentlessly organized to keep mining companies out of their territories.
78 US LEGISLATORS CALL FOR ACTION ON HONDURAS IN RESPONSE TO MURDERS OF LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS
April 4, 2017
Two letters sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from both House and Senate expressing grave concern at the risks facing activists who defend their land and the environment in Honduras.
March 26, 2017
Unjust criminalization, arrests and detentions of seven community leaders in the south of Bolívar, affiliated with FEDEAGROBISMOL (Agro-mining Federation of the South of Bolivar) and the People’s Congress
March 25, 2017
Death threats by Gaitanista paramilitaries to leaders of indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in humanitarian zones of the Jiguamiandó River basin in Chocó Department
March 23, 2017
Death threats to indigenous rights defender Lottie Cunningham Wren, lawyer and founder of the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN).
March 22, 2017
Forced displacement in Chocó by Gaitanista paramilitaries of 400 Afro-descendant people (128 mostly families) and 106 indigenous people (32 families) forced to flee by clashes between Colombian armed forces and illegal armed groups.
February 28, 2017
March 14 is International Day of Action for the Rivers. We will be heading to Edgewater park for an afternoon of reflection and action. Join us!