In , the Shuar are blocking highways to defend their . In Chile, the Mapuche are occupying ranches to pressure for land, schools and clinics. In Bolivia, a new constitution gives the country’s 36 indigenous peoples the right to self-rule.
All over , and especially in the Andes, a political awakening is emboldening Indians who have lived mostly as second-class citizens since the Spanish conquest. CONTINUES
To be honest, it’s not a bad piece. For sure the broadstrokes necessarily applied will never touch on the details or nuances of an overwhelmingly complex subject and as such will always leave the more knowledgeable reader with room to mutter, moan and harumph. But for someone unaware that there’s a real grassroots revolution going on in this little corner of the globe, it’s a fair starting point. So go have a read. Here’s the link again, just in case.