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· April, 2007

Stories about Indigenous from April, 2007

Bolivia: Screening of “Cocalero” in the Chapare

Much of the world's interest in Bolivia has to do with the first indigenous president, Evo Morales. He got his start as a union leader with the coca growers in...

Brazil: ‘Reverse Globalization’

In an act of “reverse globalization”, a North American in Brazil reports on the ‘Amazonia’ soap opera, the Santo Daime religion, the legacy of Chico Mendes and current efforts to...

Peru: What Didn't Fit in Print

Freelance reporter C. J. Schexnayder paddled deep into the heart of the Peruvian rain forest to profile indigenous rights activist Julio Cusurichi for the San Francisco Chronicle. In his Klephblog,...

Puerto Rico: Gli Gli Sails Again

The Voice of the Taino People is excited about The Gli-Gli (or Carib Canoe) sailing expedition in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its first voyage to relink the indigenous...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Bombastic?

Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica have been baring their teeth at each other recently over two major issues. The first is that Trinidad Cement Limited acquired a 43.5% stake in...

Zimbabwe: Stock market gains, a peaceful prayer meeting, and economic opportunism

As the poor get poorer, the rich are only going to get richer in Zimbabwe. In this post, Mugabe Makaipa describes how Zimbabwe's stock market has grown 12,000% over last...

Dominica: New Book about the Caribs

The CAC Review is happy about the publication of a new book about the indigenous Kalinagos (or Caribs) of Dominica, which “tells the story of a remarkable people”.

South Asia: DST, Agent MR-9, SAARC Car Rally, Tshechu ritual, Caste Practices, Driving and Piracy

A wide range of topics up for discussion in the South Asian blogosphere. The possible chaos of adopting Daylight Saving Time, Bangladesh's answer to 007, a car rally to improve...

Mexico: Alleged Rape and Murder of Ernestina Ascencio

Erich Adolfo Moncada Cota has a two part report on the alleged rape and mudder of 73-year-old Ernestina Ascencio Rosario by Mexican soldiers in Veracruz.

Belize: Mayan Land Rights

History was made in Belize as Mayans filed a Supreme Court action aimed at forcing the government to recognize their indigenous land ownership rights. Brad Brace calls it “an unusual...

Arabeyes: Pictorial Tour of the Middle East

American couple BSS and BRN, who live in Al Ain, in the UAE, have been busy clicking photographs of their new surroundings, bringing us up close and personal with the...

Arabisc: Why People Are Different; Women Wear the Hijab and Flickr is Banned!

In today's quick tour of Arabic blogs, we will make three stops. Our first is in Yemen, where we see a blogger's take on why people are born different from...

Zimbabwe: Bloggers invade mainstream media

With the world's eyes focused on events in Zimbabwe, the country's blogosphere has come of age over the last two weeks. Zimbabwe's bloggers have claimed their rightful place among the...

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