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· December, 2011

Stories about Indigenous from December, 2011

Online Highlights from the Portuguese-Speaking World in 2011

2011 has been another year in which bloggers and activists from a number of Portuguese-speaking countries have come together to report, translate and promote blogs and citizen media from all...

India: A Letter to the Home Minister, Protesting Forced Eviction

William Gomes writes an open letter to the Union Home Minister, Mr.P.Chidambaram, protesting against the recent police action against campaigners who were holding a protest rally demanding the repeal of...

Peru: Blogger Discusses Discrimination in Interview with Indigenous Peruvians

Blogger Carlos Quiroz from Peruanista interviewed three indigenous Peruvians living in Lima, including Julián Apaza, whose brother, Ricardo Apaza, recently suffered from discrimination at a Lima movie theater. In the...

Barbados: old-time Christmas

Barbados Underground indulges in some seasonal nostalgia and describes a traditional Christmas “the Bajan way”: “Our young ones are missing that special warmth that we made as children.”

Peru: Mass Graves Reported by Locals in Ayahuanco

In the blog Memory in Latin America, Lillie Langtry writes about the recent finding of “14 graves containing about 100 bodies, assumed to be victims of the Peruvian conflict of...

Brazil: Protest and Sit-in Against Belo Monte in Sao Paulo

Journalist Leonardo Sakamoto posts [pt] a picture and video of a protest in São Paulo, Brazil, against the construction of the Belo Monte Dam [pt], on December 17, 2011.

Peru: Racism Debated on Social Networks

A recent incident at a Lima movie theater has turned a spotlight on the issue of racism. Netizens are commenting on this and other similar incidents and on the bigger...

Brazil: How Many Lives Does the Guarani-Kaiowá's Land Cost?

Last November, 42 gunmen attacked an indigenous reserve in Mato Grosso do Sul, executing Nísio Gomes, 59, chief of the Guaraní Kaiowá and several other villagers. These attacks take place...

Peru: Protests Against Mining in Videos, Part II

Recent protests against the environmental damage caused by mining in Peru have sparked plenty of audiovisual material. In this second post of a two-part series, Juan Arellano highlights what citizens,...

Brazil: Journalist Threatened at Belo Monte Dam Construction Site

Brazilian journalist Ruy Sposati, in Altamira, Pará, denounces the death of yet another worker at the Belo Monte Dam construction site, another round of mass layoffs of workers on strike...

Palestine: Mourning Mustafa Tamimi

For more than two years, protests have taken place in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. This past Friday, activists experienced tragedy when demonstrator Mustafa Tamimi, 28, was killed by...

Video Highlights: Identity, Refugees, Conflict and Open Technology

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from East Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Central Asia - Caucasus and Latin America, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.

Chile: Legislation to Limit Easter Island Visitors Fails

Around 400 Rapa Nui protested peacefully after a legislation that “would have limited the number of visitors to Easter Island as well as the number of individuals who could move...

Brazil: Documentary on Belo Monte Seeks Funds from the Crowd

Belo Monte: Announcement of a War is the title of a Brazilian independent video production about the hydroelectric plant's impact, which has made its way to the top of the...

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