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... has played a significant role in this boom. According to the estimate of the United States Department of Agriculture, Colombia is the fourth largest world producer of palm oil, with 1,280 million tons per year, Ecuador sixth, Honduras seventh and ...
Since the indigenous people of North America worshipped idols and Elizabeth enjoyed the title Defender of the Faith, it would be both a godly and charitable thing to convert the infidels.

Members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) and people belonging to the Garifuna people protested to demand justice over the March 2016 murder of Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist Berta ...
women wash clothes on the river banks near La Confianza, Honduras, a city developed from land seized by small-scale farmers from one of Honduras' richest men. ... Appreciation of how these murders relate to popular struggle requires awareness of a ...
Then, as secretary of state, she led the military campaign in Libya with high-spirited abandon, supported the coup in Honduras and continued to spew retrograde rhetoric about Iran. In terms of domestic policy, too, Clinton is the out-of-touch ...
Honduran military and police forces, backed by the international community and in particular millions of U.S. dollars, once again brutally attacked peaceful protesters in a week that saw more social movement blood spilt.

She says her father, grandfather and school teacher were executed in front of their family and friends in an attack that drove 3,000 Indigenous Filipinos from their homes. All three had protested against the destructive impact of mining on their land ...
indigenous peoples are often the victims of nature conservation, according to a new report by Vicky Tauli-Corpuz presented to the UN this week, as they are expelled from lands they have inhabited for millennia.
One indigenous village was burned to the ground. At least 600 indigenous people have fled to neighboring Honduras, where they live in dirt and squalor, advocates say. The killings of at least 30 Miskitos have been documented; the settlers say at least ...
Caceres' colleges from the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, or COPINH, believe she was killed due to her efforts to stop the construction of the dam.
It was February of 2016 and the Indigenous political party, YATAMA, had organized a conference inviting indigenous peoples and their supporters from all over Nicaragua (and in some cases beyond) to gather and discuss collective solutions to the violent ...
Mexican environmentalist Gustavo Castro, who witnessed the murder in Honduras of environmentalist Berta Caceres, speaks during a press conference, in Mexico City, on April 4, 2016.
In Honduras, the Indigenous rights organization COPINH says two of its leaders have survived assassination attempts over the last week.
... that human beings are expendable when standing in the way of profit. Case in point: the Yaqui Indians, or - nowadays - the environmental activists regularly eliminated in Honduras and elsewhere for defending natural resources. ... communities have ...
But because his arrival ushered in murder and oppression of indigenous peoples in The Americas, activists have attempted to replace his namesake holiday with "Indigenous Peoples' Day." Although ... In neighboring Honduras, the amount of new ...
Although indigenous peoples' Day - first created in 1977 at a U.N.- sponsored conference - aims to reframe the heritage narrative in the United States, many indigenous people around the world do not get any recognition. ... In neighboring Honduras ...

There will be a speaker from Witness for Peace about the people Indigenous to Honduras and their fight against social injustices.
A story published this week by the Daily Beast about the nine months Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spent working as a volunteer in a Jesuit community in Honduras in 1980 and 1981 has been making the conservative rounds. The Beast's ...
Court papers relating to the murder of high-profile Honduran land rights activist Berta Caceres have been stolen, the United Nations said, urging government officials to quickly recover the documents and investigate how the theft occurred.
This is roughly double the difference in Guatemala, where the incidence of extreme poverty among indigenous people is 2.8 times higher than among non-indigenous people, and far above Nicaragua (2.3 times) and Honduras (1.8 times). Land conflicts ...
He also pointed out that he had seen other indigenous people from Latin America at the camp, and recalled that he had spoken with a few from Honduras, Peru and El Salvador. Another Amazonian indigenous community from Ecuador will be coming, Viteri ...
Before Hillary: Bolivia's progressive President Evo Morales, the country's first Indigenous Aymara leader, provided government support to the country's coca farmers and miners.
Those in Central America's Northern Triangle - El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala - as well as Nicaragua lack protection of basic rights and access to jobs and housing, while still combatting high poverty rates and low economic growth.
Perhaps the most famous recent example is that of an internationally financed dam project on the River Gualcarque in Honduras, which a local Indigenous group said would compromise their access to water, food and medicine and threaten their traditional ...
"MACCIH is not what the people were asking for," Ariel Varela, a member of the Indignados movement launched last year in Honduras, told teleSUR when it was first launched. "It doesn't seem to have sufficient autonomy and strength in its investigative ...
In a 2009 military coup in Honduras, soldiers stormed President Manuel Zelaya's house and, without giving him the chance to change out his pajamas, forced him onto a plane to Costa Rica.
The devastated forests left behind also no longer provide the charcoal and traditional medicines used by Indigenous communities.
One story in particular that stuck with Vincent is one told by Laura Zuniga Caceres. Caceres wrote on her mother, Berta Caceres, an Indigenous Lenca activist in Honduras who was murdered in her home this March after opposing a hydroelectric dam project.
We will not vote for a candidate who staged a coup in Honduras to install a regime that murders Indigenous rights activists.
If protected areas are sold, this could imperil a chain of reserves and Indigenous territories that, until recently, comprised a largely uninterrupted swath of closed-canopy lowland rainforest that effectively connected Costa Rica to Honduras. Still ...
Of these deals, up to 59 percent cover communal lands claimed by indigenous peoples and small communities, whose traditional ownership is rarely formally recognized by governments.
Waving a Honduran flag during a protest against corruption this month in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Credit Gustavo Amador/European Pressphoto Agency.
... as a surprise to her colleagues or family. For years, Caceres had received thousands of threats because of her work, fighting for the rights of Indigenous communities and for her attempts to stop a hydro-electric dam from being built on indigenous ...
15 was chosen because it marks the anniversary of independence of five Central American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. On Sept. 16, Mexico ... People with roots Indigenous to the North and South American ...
The 2009 US-backed coup in Honduras consolidated the power of the country's elite and reaffirmed the prominent role of the United States in steering the country to favour its political and economic interests.
Honduran authorities have arrested six people in connection with her death, including an army major and employees of the company constructing a hydroelectric dam on Indigenous land, which Caceres spent a decade fighting against. Her family has called ...
As co-founder of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), she worked for decades to protect lands from megaprojects like dams, mines and logging, drawing the ire of loggers, palm oil interests, and dam-builders.
The only reason they didn't expand more was that indigenous people managed to curb the spread," Ecuadorean activist Santiago Levy said during the World conservation Congress.
Guatemala was the home to a large segment of the Maya, an ancient people Indigenous to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. Mayan customs are still shrouded in mystery to those outside of their sphere of cultural influence.
Most contentiously, he planned to hold a non-binding poll on whether to have a referendum on rewriting the Honduran Constitution.
Berta's work focused on the defense of the Gualcarque River against the construction of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric plant in Indigenous Lenca territory. ... More than 30 congressional representatives recently introduced the "Berta Caceres human rights ...
"By the 1740s, Bahamian mahogany eclipsed walnut as the premier furniture wood in England and North America, prompting plantation owners and lumber merchants to exploit mahogany on other West Indian islands, the Yucatan peninsula, and Honduras," Lane ...
Caceres, a Honduran environmental activist and Indigenous rights leader who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her work in opposing a proposed hydroelectric dam, was shot dead in her home in March.
Caceres, a Honduran environmental activist and Indigenous rights leader who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her work in opposing a proposed hydroelectric dam, was shot dead in her home in March.
Some of the world's leading conservation groups are violating the rights of indigenous people by backing projects that oust them from their ancestral homes in the name of environmental preservation, a top U.N.
Six months after her daughter's murder, the mother of renowned Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Caceres urged authorities to cancel the contentious hydroelectric dam that the slain activist long struggled against, holding the private energy company ...
Srewe Xerente, an Indigenous man from Brazil, performs a ritual during a forum on ancestral rights at the World conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, where native peoples are demanding greater participation in conservation policies. ... In visits ...
In Honduras, she met with an Indigenous Lenca activist, Berta Caceres, four months before she was killed in March 2016 "because of her protests against the Agua Zarca dam project, even though she had been awarded precautionary protection measures ...
In Sonia Nazario's description of what draws Lourdes to take the treacherous journey north from Honduras to the U.S., she writes: "On television, she saw New York City's spectacular skyline, Las Vegas's shimmering lights, Disneyland's magic castle.


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