We start the new year by focusing on the struggle for environmental and indigenous rights in Ecuador. Freelance journalist Bryan Miranda speaks with us about the struggle for environmental justice by the indigenous Shuar community of Ecuador as they fight to prevent the development of a mining project on ancestral lands. We’ll also talk about a few similarities this case has with the Standing Rock struggle as well.
Freelance journalist Toby Hill speak with us about struggle for land rights in the great unknown of Paraguay. He has written extensively about social justice movements in Paraguay. You can follow him at @TobyStHill
We close the year with the great unknown of Paraguay. Even the most active fighters for social justice in Latin America cannot say much about the little-discussed nation of Paraguay. However, the struggle for workers rights and land reform is no different from any other part of the Western Hemisphere. Investigative reporter Armando Carmona from the UpsideDownWorld website tells us what he discovered in Paraguay.