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Brazil’s indigenous population can use their land, but are not its owners

Brazil’s indigenous population can use their land, but are not its owners

By Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F. America’s Program The Brazilian Ministry of Justice emphatically affirmed, “all of the proceedings to identify and demarcate the lands of the indigenous Jaragua Guaraní in the city of São Paulo have been undertaken with the participation of the indigenous community, in accordance with the UN International Labor Convention


Peru launches free health coverage for its tiniest uninsured citizens

LatinaLista — With Republicans still basking in the glow of their sweep in the midterm elections, many have wasted no time in renewing their fight against the Affordable Health Care plan, aka Obamacare. How they plan to explain to the American people that the poor don’t deserve medical insurance or that insurance companies have every


UK Study on impact of punitive drug laws could impact Latin America’s drug policies

By Marguerite Cawley InSight Crime A new study published by the British government found that punitive drug laws don’t necessarily result in less drug use, a finding that could have important implications for drug policy reform in Latin America. Based on international fact-finding missions undertaken in 2013 and 2014 — including visits to countries with


Archeologists uncover stone with 13 corners in Inca ruins

LatinaLista — Walls created with perfectly fitted stones needing no mortar and withstanding the test of millennia have been a hallmark of Incan architecture. These wonders of ancient masonry have long had people scratching their heads and asking, “How’d they do that?” One of the more remarkable Incan construction touches has been the 12-angle rock.