Stories from 9 May 2016
A text message drew one senator's attention to proposed oil exploration in ecological reserve La Macarena, which marked the start of movement against the project.
"The mosaic of the Mapuche people is diverse. But all who have an awareness of being Mapuche are united by the desire for justice, recognition, respect, equality and value."
Activists are raising the alarm over the fate of more than 800 inmates, mostly political prisoners, held in Hama central prison after they staged a mutiny to demand their rights.
"With every departure there is a return. Even when weak and ill we must stand and smile. We must go on..." writes Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki.
Water shortages have been declared in 18 of Cambodian's 25 provinces, and more than 2.5 million Cambodians in 100 districts are affected by the drought.