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Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights

Headline Title:  Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights 08 August 2012 Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples, said Amnesty International in a briefing paper published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples on 9 August.   The paper explores the failure of governments to comply with their obligation to consult with Indigenous Peoples about development projects such as motorways, pipelines, hydroelectric dams and open-cast mines on or near their…

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