Colombian State failing the wayúu children of La Guajira

BY JOANNA BARNEY FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Despite this Caribbean region’s natural wealth, Wayuu children in La Guajira are dying of hunger and thirst. Exploitation by multinationals, a lack of rainfall and the contamination of their wells only add to historical injusticies. Today nearly 40% of the population of La Guajira does not enjoy optimal nutrition, 433 Indigenous children under the age of five are malnourished and since the beginning of 2021, 17 Wayuu children have died from malnutrition. For the most vulnerable, the reality only continues to worsen and Wayuu children continue to die from preventable causes. 

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Indigenous youth in detention in México

BY ELENA AZAOLA FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS.

Unable to understand Spanish language, not provided with an opportunity to defend themselves in the court and regularly mistreated by the personnel, Indigenous youth in detention live under the burden of sadness, depression and injustice. As a result of their detention, they end up losing contact with their families, their culture, their community life and the environment.

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Mercosur - European Union Trade Agreement: Risks and Challenges for Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

Indigenous Peoples protesting in front of Brazilian high court
Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Ricardo Verdum
Number of pages: 38
ISBN number: 978-87-93961-46-3
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Financially supported by: IWGIA
Release year: 2021
Release month / day: Sep/01
Download URL: https://iwgia.org/doclink/mercosur-report-brazil-2021-en/eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJtZXJjb3N1ci1yZXBvcnQtYnJhemlsLTIwMjEtZW4iLCJpYXQiOjE2MzA2NzAzNTAsImV4cCI6MTYzMDc1Njc1MH0.gB5yLyqyGpW5IwvqV_4LjYHowHx-sYDVBxuDWEpYYR4

In this report, we will see that the situation of the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities is at extreme risk of setback, especially as a result of a coalition of forces under the coordination of sectors interested in expanding the agricultural frontier over Indigenous Lands. The advantages that the Parties may eventually gain through the Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union will, conversely, be a disaster for the Indigenous Peoples and communities of Brazil.

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Indigenous Peoples fighting for their rights on the streets of Brasilia

BY RICARDO VERDUM FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS.

In August, ahead of the Federal Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Ibirama - La Klãnõ indigenous land, Brazil witnessed the largest indigenous protest in its history. The experts believe that the Supreme Court’s decision will set an important precedent for territorial rights in the country. While agribusiness and mining companies expect that the court will establish October 5, 1988 as the cut-off date for Indigenous territorial claims, Indigenous Peoples are fighting for the full recognition and protection of their territorial rights.

Photos: Isabelle Araújo y Alass Derivas

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Building alliances in pandemic times: the Zapatista journey through Europe

By R. AÍDA HERNÁNDEZ CASTILLO FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS.
 
After a month and a half of navigation through the Atlantic Ocean, the seven members of the Zapatista Army of Liberation (EZLN) arrived to Spain on June 21 and crossed the border to France the second week of July. In their journey they´ll visit different groups and communities that resist territorial dispossession and the destruction of nature in over 30 European countries. In the context of a civilizatory crisis that has generated the pandemic of Covid-19, the Zapatistas intend to strengthen ties of international solidarity that allow us to imagine other possible worlds.
 
Painting: Paola Stefani La Madrid
 

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