The Pope Just Bought a Love & Reconcile Breeze: But the Spirit of Latin Americans Still Burning

The Pope just bought a hopeful, cooling & calming breeze, to south of the Americas. However, South America, is an extremely complex region, with indigenous issues, the black and the poor issues, on top of the region being in the developmental stage, with strong culture and heritage, clashing with modern values. Then there is the environment. The following is a list, of 60 examples of the problems. The Pope, had contribute a great deal, to the betterment of the people there, but the fact is, underlying problems, is still there, and the flames of discontent, continued to burn.

1 Amazon requires “greater protection because of its immense importance 4 the global ecosystem.” @Pontifex @MashiRafael

2 Hey China (& Ecuador) the Amazon is off-limits for oil drilling!

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/93238-raise-5-000-to-stop-china-from-drilling-the-amazon?utm_content=buffer59b52&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

3 What You Need to Know About Growing Opposition to #Peru’s #TiaMaria Mining Project (Part II)

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/02/what-you-need-to-know-about-growing-opposition-to-perus-tia-maria-mining-project-part-ii/

4 #Peru: #Indigenous communities demand land rights

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Peru-Indigenous-Communities-Demand-Land-Rights-20150528-0038.html

5 Is China’s increased presence in Argentina coming at the cost of it’s #environment

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/05/30/are-chinese-investments-in-argentina-destroying-the-environment/?utm_content=buffer3909b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

6 The effects of mining in Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru

https://terencewritings.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/learn-about-the-effects-of-mining-in-ecuador-brazil-bolivia-colombia-and-peru/

7 ‘Deadly’ trans-Amazon railway sparks fear among tribes

http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10812?utm_content=bufferb8a13&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

8 See images from this weekend’s protests against the proposed Chinese canal in #Nicaragua

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-33125526?utm_content=bufferc5850&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

9 10,000 Nicaraguans march against Chinese canal that will cut country in 2:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/15/nicaragua-campesinos-protest-china-canal_n_7582414.html

10 If realized, the railway line would wreak havoc on #indigenous peoples’ lands

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2910527/deadly_transamazon_railway_sparks_fear_among_rainforest_tribes.html

11 “The situation facing #Argentina’s #indigenous people is dire.” -@PrensaPEsquivel

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/05/argentina-fight-reclaim-ancestral-land-indigenous-leader?CMP=share_btn_tw

12 Mass protests in #Nicaragua as farmers claim planned canal will ‘sell country to the Chinese’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mass-protests-in-nicaragua-as-farmers-claim-planned-canal-will-sell-country-to-the-chinese-10318705.html

13 #Bolivia opens up national parks to #oil and #gas firms http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2015/jun/05/bolivia-national-parks-oil-gas … #indigenous #energy #dam #Amazon

14 “We don’t forget & we don’t forgive. It was the State.” 250 days w/o the #Ayotzinapa students

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/06/10/250-days-without-the-ayotzinapa-students/

15 Tapajós & other #Amazon dams not sustainable development

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0611-mrn-gaworecki-tapajos-not-sustainable.html

16 #Honduras: #Garifuna community radio stations under threat.

https://www.beaconreader.com/sandra-cuffe/garifuna-community-radio-stations-under-threat-in-honduras

17 Report about violence against #indigenous peoples in #Brazil was lauched by @ciminacional

http://cimi.org.br/pub/Arquivos/Relat.pdf

18 RT for indigenous rights “Amazonian Tribe Brings Struggle to International Stage”

http://www.planetexperts.com/amazonian-tribe-brings-struggle-to-international-stage/

19 @Chevron v #Ecuador “rumble in the jungle” legal fight rages on

http://latincorrespondent.com/ecuador/rumble-jungle-chevron-vs-ecuador-legal-battle-rages/

20 Brazilian #indigenous woman claim solidarity of indigenous relatives in the world

http://personalescritor.blogspot.com/2015/06/brazilian-indigenous-woman-claim.html#.VYvUzRlAcio.twitter

21 #Brazilian #indigenous leader to address @UN council in effort to stop #Amazon #dam

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/brazilian-indigenous-leader-dam-un-council-tapajos?CMP=share_btn_tw

22 #Brazil’s disastrous #BeloMonte #dam puts livelihood of 2,000 families at risk prosecutors say

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/16/brazil-belo-monte-dam-indigenous-groups-at-risk

23 #Guatemala: Local #indigenous populations oppose #dam being backed by Spanish company

http://www.dw.com/en/activists-oppose-guatemala-dam-being-backed-by-spanish-company/a-18541498

24 #Nicaragua: Nicaraguan police beat protesters and harass journalists, in #Managua

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1e815b7077c9466ab55cf4fdf24b89c3/nicaraguan-police-beat-protesters-and-harass-journalists

25 #Indigenous women were arrested & beaten by cops in #Amazonas #Brazil

http://www.cimi.org.br/site/pt-br/?system=news&conteudo_id=8203&action=read

26 #Argentina: #Indigenous peoples against the criminalization of the struggle for territory, in #Tucuman. ht @PikaiaRyN

27 #Brazil: #Indigenous people were beaten by police because they prevented fishing tourism

http://cimi.org.br/site/pt-br/?system=news&conteudo_id=8214&action=read

28 US embargo on Cuba would have to be lifted

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-33546303?ocid=socialflow_twitter

29 #Ecuador: Students, farmers and activists at anti-#mining protest in the Chinese embassy in #Quito, July 14.

30 #Chile: Students of #Confech and social organization #Ukamau now marching to Ministry of Education in #Santiago.

31 Mega-dams doing drastic harm to tropical biodiversity: study

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0713-mrn-gaworecki-mega-dams-harm-biodiversity.html?utm_content=buffer0a6a6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

32 Will Colombia’s peace talks aid environmental issues?

http://latincorrespondent.com/colombia/will-colombias-peace-talks-aid-environmental-issues/?utm_content=buffer7c9b8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

33 #TalismanEnergy (owned by Repsol) refuses to clean up their Peru Amazon mess (sound familiar?)

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Indigenous-Communities-Resist-Contamination-in-Perus-Amazon-20150711-0015.html

34 “Central American States reaffirm their commitment to the ICC at High-level Regional Seminar in Costa Rica”

http://www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/press%20and%20media/press%20releases/Pages/pr1131.aspx

35 Brazilian government supports 164 #mining projects in the vicinity of #indigenous lands

http://www.agu.gov.br/page/content/detail/id_conteudo/266354

36 #Brazil: Fishing families left high and dry by #Amazon dams

http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/07/fishing-families-left-high-and-dry-by-amazon-dams/

37 #Indigenous activists fight highway construction on sacred land

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201507102323-0024881

38 Militarization in #Honduras causes spike in #HumanRights abuses

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Militarization-in-Honduras-Causes-Spike-in-Human-Rights-Abuses-20150709-0025.html

39 #Peru: Achuares y Quechuas advierten denuncia judicial contra #Pluspetrol

http://observatoriopetrolero.org/atencion-estado-pluspetrol-y-gobierno-regional-de-loreto-pronunciamiento-fediquep-y-feconaco/

40 #Honduras: Thousands are marching to #ONU against the corrupt govt, in #Tegus. #FueraJOH #CICIHondurasYA #RenunciaJOH

41 #Honduras: March towards the Presidential Palace against the govt, on July 3. #FueraJOH #CICIHondurasYA #RenunciaJOH

42 #Mexico: Across the country in 28 states, thousands of #CNTE teachers are now mobilizing against punitive assessments

43 #Peru’s largest labor org held a national protest today to demand rights & to protest corruption. #ParoNacional #Lima

44 Scientists must let world’s most isolated tribes make own decisions

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2015/jul/07/scientists-worlds-most-isolated-tribes-decisions?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

45 #Ecuador: Unionists & indigenous movement are calling for a general strike against govt measures. P/v @dayumaEc

46 #Venezuela: Coal exploration projects suspended by Chávez are restored

http://www.elcambur.com.ve/destacado/fantasma-del-carbon-en-zulia-resucita-con-rostro-chino-de-la-mano-de-arias-cardenas

47 #Venezuela: #Indigenous ppl have denounced military for failing to tackle the illegal #mining

http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/10819

48 Maps show us that where indigenous peoples have rights, forests remain. @IfNotUs_ThenWho

49 What Colombia’s #indigenous U’wa people are fighting for! See a gallery of photos they took

http://amazonwatch.org/news/2015/0603-in-pictures-uwa-majestic-territory

50 China visits floundering Brazil bearing gifts with strings attached

https://news.vice.com/article/china-visits-floundering-brazil-bearing-gifts-with-strings-attached

51 #NestoraSalgado escalates hunger strike, is now not eating nor drinking water!

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2015/05/24/politica/019n1pol

52 Amazonian railway threatens #uncontacted tribes & rainforest

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/16/amazon-china-railway-plan?CMP=share_btn_tw

53 Indigenous Alliance Demands #Brazil Halt #Amazon Dams

http://www.planetexperts.com/indigenous-alliance-demands-brazil-halt-amazon-dams/

54 Our blog on @Pajaropolitico tells how Las Cruces dam is trampling #Mexico’s indigenous culture

http://www.animalpolitico.com/blogueros-blog-invitado/2015/05/15/las-cruces-pisoteando-a-las-culturas-

55 Women in Resistance and Resilience in #LatinAmerica

http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2015/05/17/latin-america-women-in-resistance-and-resilience/

56 Fighting for their Lives: Exposing Growing Violence against Environ #Activists

http://www.goldmanprize.org/blog/fighting-for-their-lives-exposing-the-growing-violence-against-environmental-activists/?utm_content=bufferb2b2b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

57 #Brazil’s $900 million #WorldCup stadium is now being used as a parking lot http://www.

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/12/8592805/brazil-world-cup-stadiums

58 #Brazil: Cowardly attack of cops to remove the homeless from downtown #SaoPaulo. Two homeless people were wounded.

59 #Peru’s #indigenous people protest against relicensing of #oil concession

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/02/perus-indigenous-people-protest-against-re-licensing-of-oil-concession

60 In #Brazil, young girls are marrying early to escape violence in the home

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/14/us-brazil-children-marriage-idUSKCN0PO2F520150714

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