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New indigenous leader sets challenge to end extractivism in Ecuador

The new president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), Jaime Vargas, has set himself the main challenge of his term of office as ending extractivism in Ecuador and promoting new conservation policies. “We propose from Conaie “no more oil exploitation, no more mining concessions,” because for me …

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Gaps and discrimination, a serious burden for indigenous people in Mexico

In Mexico, the Day of the Indigenous Peoples often provides an opportunity to highlight the discrimination and social and economic disadvantages that the indigenous population suffers, or the racism or rejection that the mestizos recognize. This reality apparently affects 7,383,000 people (those who are officially considered indigenous, because they speak …

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Mexico’s indigenous population most likely to fall into poverty

Until 2014, the percentage of indigenous people living in poverty in Mexico was 73.2 percent, a figure that has been increasing because the percentage represents 500,000 more people than in 2012, says the Senate’s Belisario Dominguez Institute (IBD). In the context of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, …

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Defending the Wampis and Awajún Indians

In the heart of the Peruvian jungle, in the Upper Marañon area, live the Amazonian peoples Wampis and Awajún, two peoples besieged by deforestation and whose life and culture are seriously threatened by the deployment of mining and oil activity. In addition to these two threats, the environmental risks arising …

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