Americas: Impunity, Violence and Choices

1825 August 6: Bolivia Independence Day
1962 August 6: Jamaica Independence Day
August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Venezuela’s largest indigenous group struggles against poverty, neglect

Mexico’s Indigenous Groups Celebrate Their Heritage
Resignation of those who declared a volcano a Mapuche sacred site requested
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines PM blasts China’s military drills around Taiwan

OAS Resolution Condemns Ortega Regime in Nicaragua
Anguilla’s ‘pool of talent may be small but it’s mighty’ after brilliant Commonwealth Games

August 14: Navajo Code Talkers Day
1592 August 14: Falklands Day

Ecuador: Guayaquil blast ‘declaration of war’ by gangs – officials

The Aztec civilization: Mexico’s last great Indigenous empire

Work on the state of Quechua in Bolivia awarded in the presence of the first peoples
Attacks on Brazil’s indigenous people rose sharply in 2021, report says
Indigenous women lead defence of Lake Titicaca’s dying life
Crime and no punishment: Impunity shrouds killings of Indigenous Amazonian defenders

Chile: Interview with Mapuche Environmentalist Alberto Curamil
How a rare Colombian flower cultivated with Indigenous know-how is changing lives
Violence against Indigenous in Brazil surges, says Catholic council

Greenlandic Inuit women empowering Indigenous identity through art

Mapuche solstice ceremonies highlight sacred rivers

Pope expresses sorrow for Nicaragua, says dialogue should be basis for a respectful coexistence
It’s time for the trial of racism against the Mapuche people

Return of rare Ojibwe horse lifts spirits—but its conservation needs help.
Anglo-French oil firm threatens Amazon reserve for isolated Indigenous people
Dominica tops the CBI Index for sixth consecutive time, scores full marks in six out of nine pillars

Dakota language to be added to Saskatchewan’s Indigenous language curriculum
Canada refuses to extend bilingual bonus to Indigenous-language workers
‘We Will Survive’ Says Radio Director, as Nicaragua Ramps Up Harassment
Can Honduras tackle deep-seated police corruption?
FATF: Tackling money laundering in the Caribbean Netherlands must be more intensive

1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

Day of the Guaraní language celebrated in Paraguay
Chile: Boric’s cabinet suffers first “casualty” due to Mapuche conflict
Venezuela: Now is Not the Time to Reduce Global Scrutiny

St. John Paul II’s “dark night” in Nicaragua
Indigenous leaders get a choice: Join the narcos or run for your lives

Latest death by Indigenous tribe highlights rising tensions in Peru
First Person: Sharing indigenous knowledge with tourists

Andean Community nations push for Venezuela, Chile, Argentina to join bloc
‘Man of the Hole,’ the last member of the indigenous Brazilian tribe dies
Canada, Indigenous Peoples Economic Account: Methodology and Preliminary Results
El Tri jersey honors Mexico’s indigenous roots

August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
The long-forgotten Inuit survivors of Catholic abuses
US Considers Halting Nicaraguan Imports Over Concerns About Its Government
Guatemala Pledges Support for Taiwan, China Accuses Island of ‘Political Manipulation’
Oil in the Peruvian Amazon: Obscene Profits Through Immoral Strategies
Brazil miner sees Indigenous land as ripe for exploration if protections expire
St Kitts and Nevis becomes the latest country to declare that laws that have criminalized LGBT people are unconstitutional
Commonwealth presents its final report of The Bahamas 2021 General Election

1962 August 31: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day
Guatemala is a quantum leapfrog
Chile: Mapuche protester arrested after demonstration in Araucania
Venezuelan Amazon deforestation expands due to lawlessness, mining, fires: Reports
A Century Later, Court Rules Argentina Responsible For Indigenous Massacre

Mexicans Support Indigenous Language Education
More free menstrual products to be distributed throughout Nunavut
The last member of a besieged Indigenous tribe in Brazil has died
‘Hidden genocide’: Death of Indigenous man in Brazil spurs outcry

School-Related Sexual Violence Cases at Alarming Levels in Ecuador
Over 100 Haitian migrants detained in Turks & Caicos Islands

US Virgin Islands bring a taste of its culture to Made in America Festival

Costa Rica Crowned Central America’s Leading Destination: Here’s Why You Should Visit

Chile constitution: Voters overwhelmingly reject radical change
Luis Diaz’s indigenous Colombian community is being ‘seriously damaged’ by a mine that is funded by Standard Chartered
Turks And Caicos Islands Voted Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination And Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination…Again!
Sixty years of Trinidad and Tobago independence celebrated in Telford

Navajo Nation Fair 2022
Nuncio Expelled from Nicaragua Appointed Papal Representative to Four African Nations
Sint Maarten still not completely recovered 5 years after Hurricane Irma
Curaçao and Sint Maarten raises rates 150bp
Statehood: A Solution to Impoverishment in Puerto Rico

1822 September 7: Brazil Independence Day
‘I will protest outside his residence’: Inuit to seek priest’s extradition
Ajuinnata at McGill celebrates Inuit excellence
The Cherokee Nation reckons with its history of slavery in a new exhibit
Navajo Nation Library to celebrate award-winning Diné authors
Inside a Maya village where locals live without power — and fight to preserve their culture
The Panama Canal: ‘The Gate of His Enemies’
A year on, El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment is stumbling
Uruguay hosted and won the first FIFA World Cup for men in 1930
Journalist Shot Dead in Paraguay
Indigenous Amazon Guardian killed in Brazil – the sixth in recent years
Caribbean athletes dominate women’s 400m field at Thursday’s Diamond League final in Zurich
School laptop program to be reintroduced in St Kitts and Nevis
Cayman Islands: People’s vote coming on gambling and ganja
Dominica to open trade depots in Caribbean countries
Antigua and Barbuda remembers tottered effects of “Hurrican Irma” on anniversary
A ‘first’ as Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley presides over inaugural African-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum
Haiti: Recovery continues 1 year after earthquake
Thousands across Haiti demand ouster of PM in new protest

Indigenous groups share condolences after death of Queen Elizabeth, but colonial past leaves some conflicted
UK rejects cannabis bill already approved by Bermuda lawmakers
Inuit childcare centre looks to connect children with their language, culture
The Netherlands Repatriates 343 Ceramics to Panama
Inter-American Court of Human Rights condemns Costa Rica
Iran Deepens Trade Agreements with Nicaragua
Israel, Guatemala sign free trade agreement, Economy Ministry says
Ecuador reaches preliminary deals on oil, mining with indigenous groups
Chile’s Rejection of the New Constitution Is a Sign of Democratic Maturity
Peru recognizes five isolated indigenous peoples that are protected
Brazil’s Indigenous warn against record levels of deforestation in the Amazon
The surprising side of the Caribbean you’ve missed out on – until now
As Jamaica celebrates her birthday, Google captures cultural icon Miss Lou’s spirit in a Doodle
Dominican Republic seeks to be the connecting point of the Americas
A Smarter U.S. Assistance Strategy for Haiti
Dominican president bars Haitian ex-leader from his country
Cuba’s Daily Drama of Blackouts to Unimplemented Innovations
Cuba says US is acting immorally by keeping it on blacklist

A growing number of Native households in Nevada lack plumbing
US changes names of nearly 650 places with racist Native American women term
With old traditions and new tech, young Inuit chart their changing landscape
Discover Maya history along Mexico’s first thru-hike
Guyana Prize for Literature revived
Rival Bolivia coca growers protest in La Paz, disputed market burned
Mushrooms are abundant in Ecuador, but underappreciated
First Disappearance of Uncontacted Tribe – These Are The Threats Others Face
Illegal logging and trade in fine wood threaten Wampis communities in the Peruvian Amazon
Colombia’s territorial battle between indigenous and black communities
Meet the indigenous artist in Brazil turning urban junk into art
UK Parliament to engage Grenada MPs in training session
Taiwan Sponsored Mandarin Pilot Programme Launched In Saint Lucia
USAID establishes permanent presence in Trinidad and Tobago
Haiti police are still struggling. But here’s how they recently made strides against gangs

2001 September 11: 9/11
1821 September 15: Costa Rica Independence Day
1821 September 15: El Salvador Independence Day
1821 September 15: Guatemala Independence Day
1821 September 15: Honduras Independence Day
1821 September 15: Nicaragua Independence Day
September 15: International Day of Democracy
1810 September 16: Grito de Dolores, Mexico
1810 September 18: Fiestas Patrias, Chile
September 18-24, Last Week of September: Banned Books Week
1983 September 19: Saint Kitts and Nevis Independence Day
1981 September 21: Belize Independence Day
September 30: Canada National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 3: Peat Cutting Monday, Falkland Islands
1868 October 10: Proclamation of Cuban Independence Beginning Ten Years War
October 10: World Mental Health Day
1492 October 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, US
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child