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· October, 2011

Stories about Indigenous from October, 2011

27 October 2011

Guatemala: Three Generals Finally Arrested and Indicted for Genocide

Guatemalan courts are set to face a challenge without precedent in the country: prosecuting genocide. After three decades of failed efforts to prosecute the Guatemalan Army, three generals stand accused...

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Construction Site is Occupied

26 October 2011

Guatemala: Photo Essay Tells Story of Staunch Anti-Mining Activist

USA: The Challenge of Diversity in the “Occupy” Movement

One month since the initial occupation of the financial district of New York, Wall Street, collective actions in the city continue to diversify. Activists and organizations from minority communities have...

21 October 2011

Bolivia: President Says Road Will Not Go Through TIPNIS

Colombia: Indigenous Peoples Speak Out Against Hotel Project in Sacred Territory

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Case Comes to Court

The Brazilian justice system has provided new fuel to the protesting voices against the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, after its construction begun in June 2011. A lawsuit filed in...

20 October 2011

Bolivia: TIPNIS Indigenous Marchers Arrive in La Paz

The indigenous marchers of the TIPNIS reached their final destination of La Paz, Bolivia, where they were greeted as heroes by the city's residents. They still have hopes of meeting...

12 October 2011

Uruguay Celebrates its Bicentennial

This year Uruguay is celebrating the bicentennial of its "emancipation process". Events to commemorate the beginning of the country's independence struggle have been scheduled to take place throughout the year.

3 October 2011

Zambia: Appointment of White Vice President Causes Online Buzz

The shocking, but not entirely unexpected, appointment of Zambia's new Vice President Guy Scott has created buzz online. Scott is an indigenous white Zambian. Gershom Ndhlovu reports.