Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nicaragua Recognizes Indigenous Land Rights


InterContinental Cry
Nicaragua Recognizes Indigenous Land Rights
Posted: 18 Dec 2008 11:28 AM CST
The Government of Nicaragua has formally recognized the ancestral territory of the Awas Tingni, marking the end of a decades-long struggle for land rights. On December 14, 2008, the government held a ceremony, where it gave the Awas Tingni, an indigenous Mayan community in the Atlantic Coast region of Nicaragua, title to some 74,000 acres of [...]


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