Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched through the center of Mexico City on Friday in opposition to the government's largest infrastructure projects. The protest brought t...

Brazil prosecutors seek to suspend head of indigenous body

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian federal prosecutor's office filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to suspend the appointment of a former missionary as head of the government body responsible for protect...

Indonesia deports American journalist over visa regulations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities deported an American journalist who was detained for more than six weeks after meeting with indigenous rights activists on Borneo island, his lawyer sa...

Deadly attack on indigenous community in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Some 80 armed men attacked an indigenous community on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast, killing several people, authorities said Thursday. Local leaders said there were s...

Taiwan to host 2022 World Indigenous Tourism Summit

Taiwan has won the right to host the 2022 World Indigenous Tourism Summit (WITS), the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) announced Thursday (Dec. 19), after signing a memorandum of understanding with...

UN Mexico rights office criticizes government on Mayan Train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a string of criticisms Thursday of the government’s handling of consultations with indigenous communities ove...

Gunmen target Brazil indigenous people, killing two

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Saturday on a group of indigenous people in Brazil's Maranhao state, killing two, according to the state's public security secretariat. The a...

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the An...

Bolivian interim leader says Morales can’t run in new vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim leader said Evo Morales can’t run as a candidate in any new elections, even as the ousted leader contended he is in fact still the president of the Andean coun...

Power struggle in Bolivia: Añez at home vs Morales in exile

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia? Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to ...

AP Explains: The extraordinary rise and fall of Evo Morales

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The surprise resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president can perhaps be matched only by his equally extraordinary rise to power. The country's first indigenous chief of s...

Mexico marks Day of Dead on 500th anniversary of Conquest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is marking its Day of the Dead amid the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, and true to the holiday's roots, it has become an opportunity for reflection and reconcilia...

Stars advocate for progress at honorary Oscars event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italia...

'Pagan idols,' married priests and more mark Amazon synod

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' meeting on the Amazon is wrapping up after three weeks of debate over married priests and the environment. But the week's most important debate just might be over the...

Taiwan indigenous scholar uses native tongue during Presidential Office meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Oct. 17), the Presidential Office received its first presentation given entirely in the language of Taiwan’s Paiwan people, marking an important milesto...