Irma Lopez and her newborn baby
Indigenous Woman Gives Birth on Hospital Lawn After Being Denied Care in Mexico
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/10/2013 - 10:32

One in five women in Oaxaca, Mexico give birth in a location other than a hospital or clinic, and Irma Lopez, unfortunately, was no exception.


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A Growing Number of Mexicans in the U.S. Don't Speak Spanish... Or English
Say What?! Growing Number of U.S. Mexicans Don’t Speak Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 12:58

Many Mexican immigrants migrating to the United States are assumed to speak Spanish, but that assumption is wrong, reports NBC Latino. Many immigrants come to the U.S. speaking indigenous languages, and a workshop by The City University of New York's Institute of Mexican Studies is hoping to shed light on the diversity of languages spoken by Mexican communities in the United States.


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Amazon Tribe Missing
Brazilian Tribe Vanishes After Suspected Drug Traffickers Raid Village
By Amaris Castillo | 08/10/2011 - 11:00

After suspected cocaine smugglers from Peru raided a jungle area in western Brazil, a lost Indian tribe that claimed the area as its home vanished according to Brazilian officials. Indian affairs experts in the largest South American country believe that the tribe might have run away in fear after the suspected smugglers raided a Brazilian guard post that was protecting them. Almost 50 pounds of cocaine were found in the area by police officials and, according to a statement, a man who had been deported for drug trafficking this past March was arrested.


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WATCH: Q'orianka Kilcher Arrested
By Verky Arcos | 06/03/2010 - 13:00

Actress Q’orianka Kilcher—best known for playing Pocahontas in the 2005 film New World opposite Colin Farrell—was arrested on Tuesday for tying herself to the fence of the White House while her mother, Saskia Kilcher, poured a black substance over her.


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FARC Guerrillas Admit to Indigenous Murders
By Mariela Rosario | 02/18/2009 - 16:30

The Marxist FARC guerrillas recently admitted that they were behind the massacre of 8 Indians in the Southwest region of Colombia. Government officials and Human rights organizations had accused the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia of killing 27 Awa Indians, but details hadn't emerged and members of the Awa community had admitted it was difficult to identify the attackers since the murders occurred at night.


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FARC Rebels Accused of Killing Indigenous Peasants
By Maya Pope-Chappell | 02/13/2009 - 17:30

The FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) are said to have attacked the Awa in remote village of Narino state—southwest of Columbia—because of their support for the Colombian government. The guerrilla force may be responsible for the bloodshed of at least 10 Awa Indians, adding to the 17 reportedly killed by the FARC last week.


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Bolivians Approve New Constitution, Empower Indigenous Groups
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2009 - 18:00

Bolivians recently passed a referendum on a new constitution which would empower the indigenous population of the country. Bolivian President
Evo Morales, an Aymara Indian and the first indigenous person ever to serve in the highest office of a South American country told crowds that had gathered in front of the presidential palace in La Paz, "The colonial state ends here. Here we begin to reach true equality for all Bolivians."


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