Indigenous Communities Resist Chinese Mining in Amazonian Ecuador

Indigenous Communities Resist Chinese Mining in Amazonian EcuadorTensions between indigenous populations, the state, and a Chinese mining company continue to rise in Ecuador’s Cordillera del Cóndor, part of the mountainous Amazon headwaters area. This past weekend, a tribunal was held in the regional hub of Gualaquiza in a show of resistance to mining abuses.

Peru: Authorities Neglect Indigenous Peoples Exposed to Contaminated Water

Peru: Authorities Neglect Indigenous Peoples Exposed to Contaminated WaterThe Peruvian government is neglecting the health of hundreds of Indigenous people whose only sources of water are contaminated by toxic metals and who lack access to adequate health care, Amnesty International said in a new investigation published today.

‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Are Reported Killed in Brazil

‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Are Reported Killed in BrazilFederal prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation into the reported massacre of about 10 members of the tribe, the latest evidence that threats to endangered indigenous groups are on the rise in the country.

Iran Sentences Faith Healing Shiite Mystic to Death

Iran Sentences Faith Healing Shiite Mystic to DeathUpdate: Tehran-The founder of a mystical, New Age version of Shiite Islam was sentenced to death by an Iranian court after losing an appeal, his lawyer said on Monday.

Indigenous Farmers Fight Eucalyptus Damage to Water Source in Ecuador

Indigenous Farmers Fight Eucalyptus Damage to Water Source in EcuadorFrustrated with a lack of assistance from the local government to curb the eucalyptus, 400 community members pooled together funds to purchase these 99 acres and turn them into an unofficial nature reserve.