Countries that have agreed to a U.N. convention against discrimination are failing to provide indigenous and rural women legal protections to own and manage property, according to a new report.
A Brazilian congressional commission has recommended dismantling the government’s indigenous rights agency, a move critics warn would threaten the lives of indigenous tribes struggling to maintain control of their native lands.
Two decades after Alberto Fujimori ended his term as president of Peru, an indigenous rights group is still struggling to bring justice and recognition to victims of mass sterilization that occurred during the second term of the former dictator.
Costa Rica is one of the happiest and healthiest countries in the world, but is one of few in Latin America that is seeing an increase in income inequality. Experts at the U.N. Development Program say the growing income gap disproportionately impacts the country’s indigenous populations and other minorities.
The Mexican government publicly apologized to three indigenous women who were wrongly imprisoned for nearly four years, but the women say it doesn’t remedy the systemic discrimination that perpetuates the marginalization and poverty among Mexico’s indigenous people.
Yesterday marked 10 years since the creation of Venezuela’s Ministry of Popular Power for Indigenous Peoples, and while the government celebrates its achievements in indigenous rights and equality, many activists feel there is much left to desire.
In Latin America, advocating for environmental rights is more critical than ever. Resource-rich lands and waters across the region are…
Just two weeks after the killing of Honduran environmental rights activist Berta Cáceres, her colleague, Nelson García, was shot dead…
We dedicate this year’s International Women’s Day to Berta Cáceres – internationally recognized indigenous Lenca leader, grassroots feminist and environmental justice activist…