Tag Archives: Indigenous Peoples

People against Plants: How land development and use policy is affected by native populations in Manu National Park

Manu National Park is a park in Peru that has been around since 1973 and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site while also being the largest park in Peru by area and thus the way that the Peruvian government sets its policy in protection if this land will set precedent for the other […]

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Brazilian Indigenous Land Rights

For at least the past hundred years, Brazilian Indians have been seen as minors, incapable of being independent, and as obstacles to economic progress. It wasn’t until 1988 that they even had their rights recognized when a separate chapter on indigenous rights was included in the revised Constitution. Even so, President Cardoso took a step […]

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Uncontacted/Isolated Tribes in Brazil

For hundreds of years Amazonian indigenous peoples have been exploited for their labor after they were initially conquered via disease and slaughter by early explorers of the region. In a mere century since explorers set foot in Latin America, the indigenous populations who made the Amazon their home had declined by around ninety percent – […]

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