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Brazilian Authorities Approve Amazon Dam Despite Presence of Uncontacted Indians
Society & Culture  (tags: government, politics, environment, culture, indigenous peoples' rights, uncontacted peoples, society, world, law )

- 2707 days ago -
The uncontacted Indians in the area are particularly threatened by the large-scale immigration the dam construction would bring, as they have little resistance to outside diseases, which could be fatal for them.
Rapid Growth of Palm Oil Industry Tramples Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Says Report
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, indigenous peoples' rights, society, business, palm oil, environment, culture, politics, ethics, crime, government, freedoms, law, murder, news, corruption, humans )

- 2848 days ago -
Rapid expansion of oil palm plantations across Southeast Asia have run roughshod over customary tenure systems, resulting in exploitation of local communities, conflict, and outright human rights abuses, reports a new assessment of the palm oil secto

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