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19 November 2015
The Rastafari Rootzfest -- Jamaica's first ever "educational ganja festival" -- is paving the way for the island to make its mark on the emerging global marijuana industry.
26 October 2015
Installation art project the REDress Project seeks to draw attention to the injustice faced by Canada's Aboriginal women: about 1,200 Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing since 1980.
20 October 2015
Security forces and youth clashed in Bahrain today as police attacked villages, forcefully removing banners placed on roadsides to commemorate Ashura. Several people were injured from buckshot fired at protesters.
16 October 2015
"In 1492 the indigenous peoples were expelled from their lands. In 2015, the same. There is still so much to do."
7 October 2015
4 October 2015
Convoca, an investigative reporting outlet in Peru, has gained access to hydrocarbons environmental monitoring reports, which were not made public and were ignored by the last three administrations.
"They are the bearers of our unique artistic traditions. Their murder is the murder of our peoples’ soul."
28 September 2015
Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.
27 September 2015
Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.
23 September 2015
A photo of a drowned Syrian boy has generated international sympathy, while images of children freezing in the Peruvian Andes have provoked a different response.
22 September 2015
10 September 2015
This is the video story of how the Cherokee language has adapted and evolved over time to be used with the newest communication technologies introduced to society.
8 September 2015
4 September 2015
Nepohualtzintzin, an abacus that was used in some Mesoamerican cultures, is still used nowadays to solve math problems as accurately as a calculator.
29 August 2015
A Week Before a Huge Vote, Demonstrators Fill Guatemala's Streets, Calling For President to Step Down
University students, peasants, families, indigenous groups, artists, cities, towns, hospitals, and more are rapidly joining calls for President Otto Pérez Molina to step down.
28 August 2015
This is the first part of an investigation by Convoca based on more than 1,000 environmental monitoring reports of hydrocarbons and electricity that were archived by three governments in Peru.
It's About Time to End Female Genital Mutilation in the Only Latin American Country Where It Still Exists
Female genital mutilation is a practice usually associated with African countries, but in some indigenous communities in Colombia it's still being practiced.
27 August 2015
Sergey Kechimov faces two years in prison, accused of threatening to kill two oil workers. He is one of the last Khanty people living near the 'sacred' Imlor Lake.
24 August 2015
"Hostility to journalists, the media and activists has increased in Ecuador, and attacks on freedom of expression are becoming more frequent."