Nicaragua's Failed Revolution Webinar in Spanish - August 20th, 9 to 10:30 AM PST
Miskitu villagers on the banks of Rio Coco. November 2018
On August 5, 2020, we launched Nicaragua: Una Revolución Fallida: La Lucha Indígena Por El Saneamiento a Spanish translation of the Oakland Institute’s report Nicaragua’s Failed Revolution: The Indigenous Struggle for Saneamiento. The report exposes the foreign gold mining firms, national and international actors in logging and cattle ranching industry, as well as prominent Nicaraguan officials driving the incessant violence facing the Indigenous & Afro-descendant communities in the Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regions of the country.
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Nicaragua is seen as exemplary in granting land rights to the Indigenous, however, the report reveals the failure of the government in enforcing these laws, its collusion with business interests, and its active role in the colonization of the protected lands by outsiders. This research and advocacy has generated millions of media impressions, including coverage in the New York Times, Guardian, Le Monde, Washington Post, ABC News, and MongaBay, among others as well as in social media.
Please join us on Thursday, August 20th from 9 to 10:30 AM PST for a Spanish language webinar on the findings from the report and a discussion on ways to support the Indigenous struggle for Saneamiento — clearing Indigenous territories of those using and exploiting their territories illegally.
Anuradha Mittal, author of the report and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute
Lottie Cunningham, Founder of the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)
Claudia Paz y Paz, Director of the Mexico and Central America Program of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Moderator: Sofía Espinal, Communication Officer at CEJIL for the Mexico and Central America Program
Date and Time: Thursday, August 20th, 9 to 10:30 AM PST
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For more: email Sofia Espinal: [email protected]
Key Findings of the Report
The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank, bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time.
CEJUDHCAN is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that provides educational programs, legal support, and practical assistance to Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendant communities on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.
CEJIL is a regional organization that promotes and defend human rights in the Americas before international protection systems such as the Inter-American Human Rights System. Among the different litigations that it has conducted are the protection measures in behalf of 12 Miskitu communities and two Indigenous People’s human rights defenders.