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Thursday, 18 February

22:26

Revealed: "Brazil's most corrupt politician" targets uncontacted tribe News from Survival International

José Riva, a former state deputy, has been labelled the most corrupt politician in Brazil.
José Riva, a former state deputy, has been labelled the most corrupt politician in Brazil.
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Survival International can reveal that a rancher targeting the land of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon is a former state deputy labelled “the most corrupt politician in Brazil.”

José Riva, who has formerly been a deputy in Mato Grosso state, is in prison and currently being investigated for over 100 instances of alleged fraud, corruption, formation of criminal gangs, and other crimes.

Mr. Riva owns a ranch on the land of the uncontacted Kawahiva tribe, one of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet. He has repeatedly claimed that the tribe does not exist, despite video and photographic evidence proving they do, and has lobbied for the right to open up swathes of tribal land for cattle ranching and plantations.

He is a prominent advocate of PEC 215, a proposal to change Brazil’s constitution which, if implemented, could strip Brazilian tribes of their hard-won land rights.

Speaking about the Kawahiva territory, Mr. Riva said simply: “There are...

09:54

THE SACRED HEALING SITE OF MAYANTUYACU: MYSTERIOUS “BOILING RIVER” IN PERU ULTRA KULTURE

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Now confirmed, the legendary boiling river deep in the Amazon was long considered an impossibility due to its distance from any volcanoes.

Growing up in Peru, Andrés Ruzo had long heard strange tales of a river deep in the Amazon that boiled from below. As an adult – and a geothermal scientist – Ruzo figured that the legend was unlikely.

But Ruzo remained intrigued. As a PhD student in geophysics at Southern Methodist University he set his sights on creating a comprehensive geothermal map of Peru, including parts of the Amazon, wondering if indeed a boiling river could exist in the region – an idea his peers found ridiculous. It would take a tremendous amount of geothermal heat to boil even a small section of a river, notes Maddie Stone in Gizmodo, and the Amazon basin lies hundreds of miles from any active volcanoes. Even his thesis adviser told him to stop exploring “stupid questions.”

But Ruzo persisted, and his “stupid questions” led to his locating the real-life boiling river – the sacred healing site of Mayantuyacu, hidden deep in the Peruvian rainforest and ove...

09:54

Moya-Smith: Native Americans Are Forced to Speak Up, Disrupt Indian Country Headline News

Soon, the Obamas will vacate the premises, and the only thing that seems certain at this point in the primaries is that the White House will lose color in January 2017. Right....

03:19

Living the Life: Little Girls Don’t Daydream of Being Prostitutes Indian Country Headline News

WARNING: This is part of a series of stories to be published over the next few weeks that contain potentially traum...

Battle at Home: Traditional Spirit v. Addiction Spirit Indian Country Headline News

WARNING: This is part of a series of stories to be published over the next few weeks that contain potentially traum...

Wednesday, 17 February

20:32

Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change Learn - Idle No More

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Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change

With Arthur Manuel & Naomi Klein

February 17 & 18, 2016

 

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