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Chiapas: Change of General Secretary for Governance

Juan Carlos Gómez Aranda and Manuel Velasco Coello (@AristeguiNoticias)

Juan Carlos Gómez Aranda and Manuel Velasco Coello (@AristeguiNoticias)

On April 16, Chiapas´ state governor, Manuel Velasco Coello, announced the resignation of his General Secretary for Governance, Eduardo Ramírez Aguilar, who is to be replaced by the PRI official Juan Carlos Gómez Aranda. 268 more words

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The secret country again wages war on its own people

Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years. 79 more words


Tracking with the Nharo Bushmen of Botswana

“I woke to the sound of a lion ripping the door off my lodge. ‘But wait!’, I thought,’ that can’t be right!’.  I drifted back to sleep. 1,263 more words

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Okinawa: Shuri Castle

Before Okinawa was part of Japan, it was its own country with its own distinct culture, language, trade relations and king. Although the Satsuma brought it into Japanese hands in 1609, and despite a close encounter with extinction during the height of World War II, indigenous Okinawans (known as Ryukyuans) have fought to survive, thrive, and maintain their cultural identity. 2,049 more words


Chiapas: Pilgrimage of the Believing People ends in Tuxtla Gutiérrez after a four-day journey

Pilgrimage of the Believing People (@SIPAZ)

On 26 March, the pilgrimage held by the Believing People ended, having begun in Simojovel four days prior.   328 more words

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Good morning all! Apologies for missing yesterday, but I have a host of stories for today.

Apparently experts are beginning to question police department hiring practices… 180 more words


Chiapas: New threats against residents of Primero de Agosto

Photo @komanilel.org

“Today we have suffered 30 days of displacement, illness, and having to live under trees covered by a piece of plastic, in inhuman conditions.   454 more words

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