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Mapping Conflicts Between Indigenous Peoples and Corporations in Latin America
Written by Silvia Viñas On 11 February 2014 @ 13:30 pm | 4 Comments
In Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Human Rights, Indigenous, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish
Codpi (Coordination for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) has created a map to monitor projects that are affecting indigenous territories, as their website explains [es]:
This map aims to collect cases of conflict that arise due to the presence of transnational corporations -mainly those with headquarters in Spain- in the territories of indigenous peoples in Latin America.
In Otramérica [es], Diego Jiménez from Codpi adds:
It is a tool in permanent construction, which collects some of the most important cases of violations, and that will be completed periodically to reflect a total of 50 identified [cases]. For each [case] a record is published -accessible from the interactive map- that contains basic information about the violated rights, the resistance posed by the indigenous people and a summary of the current situation. We have also included a number of links and additional audiovisual material.
With all this, we don't want to limit ourselves to denouncing a situation of enormous and increasing severity. We also hope that this tool will be useful and effective for indigenous peoples and also for the organizations, social movements and groups working with them.
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 Image: http://www.codpi.org/territorio-y-recursos-naturales/observatorio/mapeo
 Otramérica : http://otramerica.com/mapas/mapa-la-tierra-defiende-conflictos-entre-pueblos-indigenas-empresas-transnacionales/2854
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