Sunday, December 14, 2008

From InterContinental Cry

InterContinental Cry
Threatening the Land and People of Chiapas
Posted: 12 Dec 2008 11:32 AM CST
The Mexican government has announced plans to bring ‘progress’ and ‘development’ to Chiapas, under the renewed “Plan Puebla Panama” scheme, now called the “Mesoamerica Initiative.” “A renewed push to exploit and destroy the land and people of Chiapas,” says rootforce, the plan involves the ‘four horsemen of Chiapas’: mining, infrastructure, bio-fuel, and oil. For some time now [...]

Victory! Brazil Supreme Court Affirms Indigenous Land Rights
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 02:13 PM CST
Indigenous people are celebrating after a majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court judges ruled to uphold indigenous land rights in Raposa-Serra do Sol. Marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, eight of the courts’ eleven judges yesterday “affirmed the Indians’ rights to the land, saying it had been demarcated according to the constitution,” [...]

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