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3 Sep 2021

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Toronto Star

Nicaragua: Settlers attack Indigenous communities in Bosawas nature reserve and at least 12 individuals were killed

“12 dead after attacks on Indigenous communities in Nicaragua”, 25 August 2021

...Settlers have again attacked Indigenous communities in Bosawas nature reserve on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, killing a dozen members of the Miskito and Mayangna people, activists and environmentalist charged Wednesday.

The reserve has been hit by illegal mining and logging despite its status as a protected area, and activists have reported several attacks on Indigenous people...

The Center for Legal Assistance to Indigenous Peoples said in a statement that Indigenous residents were attacked “with machetes and guns, and were tortured. They hung their bodies from a tree”...

One resident told a local radio station that neither the army nor the police had responded. A request for comment from the army went unanswered...

The Center for Justice and Human Rights on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua said at least 49 Indigenous people have been killed by settlers since January, and many others were forced to flee...

In March, Indigenous groups complained to the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights about land takeovers and killings that have hit the Miskito and Mayangna communities. The commission is part of the Organization of American States...

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