indigenous land rights

134 more rural indigenous families finally get their own land. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Another win in the Polochic case in Guatemala, but the fight for land rights continues

Some good news this week from Polochic in Guatemala: 134 new rural indigenous families are finally getting their own land, seven years after they were violently evicted to make way for a sugar mill. But with more than half of the families evicted still without land, the fight continues.

Historic win in El Salvador on March 29 to ban all metallic mining and the work ahead to guarantee the right to water and food for all Salvadorans.

Blog: El Salvador makes history as first country to ban mining

El Salvador made history on March 29, 2017, becoming the first country in the world to prohibit open-pit, underground, and artisanal metal mining.

Le 2 mars dernier, Berta Cáceres, militante hondurienne du droit à la terre, a été assassinée en pleine nuit.

Blog: Murdered after campaigning for justice

The recent assassinations of Berta Cáceres and Nelson García highlight the extreme violence and intimidation that many indigenous land rights activists face every day. It also underscores the urgent need for companies in the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras to fully and permanently withdraw their involvement.

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