Governments in Latin America Accused of Harrassment by Indigenous Activists reported that Indigenous activists in Bolivia and other Latin American countries who take to the streets to protest the exploitation of their ancestral homelands face repressive measures and charges of terrorism. In many Latin American countries, the measures taken against protesters are rather repressive, according to Almut Schilling Vacaflor, Latin American expert from the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. Major problems in Chile, Peru and Ecuador are the sharp and dubious anti-terror laws that served once in the fight against guerrilla groups and are now being applied to environmental or human rights activists,” she said. Read Article

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