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GOOD NEWS! Peru Passes Landmark Indigenous Rights Legislation

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A new administration in Peru is moving toward granting indigenous people long-sought legal rights, reports Survival International.

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Carol H (229)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 5:07 pm
that is good news, thanks Cal

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 6:32 pm
It's not a done deal, but at least it provides some hope for the indigenous people of Peru. I hope President Ollanta Humala signs the legislation and makes good on his promise.

Ironically enough, the same site on which the article appeared had this advertisement, "Peruvian Girls for Dating 1000s Photo & 100s Video Profiles to Choose the One. Verified!" Unfortunately, where there's money to be made, someone is going to be exploited. I hope the pofiled women are there by choice.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 12:11 am
Bloody great as we say in Australia Thanks cal

Robert B (60)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 6:18 am
Certainly a step in the right direction. Now let's see if this bill goes into law and IS ENFORCED.

Jim P (3257)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 1:00 pm
Good news but it still needs to be put into place by the Peruvian congress.

Let is hope that the congress does pass this important legislation.

TY, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 5:08 pm
Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 5:59 pm
Great news! Thanks!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 9:22 pm

T. A. H (39)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 11:37 pm
Excellent news!

Jo Asprec (0)
Friday August 26, 2011, 12:32 am
I hope the new leadership will finally sign that law and implement it. The indigenous people have a right to their ancestral land. Let's support them!

KS Goh (0)
Friday August 26, 2011, 2:50 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 26, 2011, 4:00 am
:-) :-) :-) & Jo Asprec said it. TY Cal for this very one.

Alice C (1797)
Friday August 26, 2011, 7:45 am
Thanks for the good news Cal ! : )

Sheryl G (360)
Friday August 26, 2011, 8:07 am
Please keep up the pressure. I put a story on about these indigenous a month ago that had a petition to go with it. Please go into the site that will show this petition if you haven't already signed. Thanks Cal for keeping the update on this.
Good point Susanne R. Once their lands are destroyed, poverty and the horrors that go hand and hand with that follow. Usually for women it is protitution or hopes that by getting out things will improve, many times they only end up in just as bad circumstances or worse.

pam w (139)
Friday August 26, 2011, 9:53 am
Good news...IF it is enforced. These people are very small, compared to big business! Thanks for helping to focus attention on the, too, Dandelion. (I just signed.)

Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday August 26, 2011, 11:00 am
Signed! thanks!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday August 27, 2011, 7:30 am
Good news. Hope that this is successfully signed and sealed!
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