05 Nov Indigenous groups file claim against IIRSA: Native peoples go to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to protest massive regional integration project (Latin American Press)

Indigenous groups from Bolivia, Brazil and Peru filed a case against their respective governments Nov. 2 in the Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, alleging that the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America, or IIRSA, is causing collective human rights violations...

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05 Nov Malaysia’s oldest nomads struggle to find a home (Reuters)

For thousands of years, Malaysia's nomadic Batek tribe have roamed the country's ancient tropical rainforests, completely at one with their natural habitat.  But now the Batek's traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle is under severe threat from deforestation and development, and mainland Malaysia's last nomadic community may soon...

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