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The indigenous Yukpa people of Venezuela’s Sierra de Perijá have repeatedly marched on Caracas to demand the demarcation and titling of their ancestral territory. Sabino Romero, the Yukpa leader who was assassinated two days before the death of Hugo Chávez,… Read moreIndigenous peoples march on Caracas
What the Boliviarian Revolution Owes the Yukpa and Bari
by Sybila Tabra and Jorge Agurto, Servindi
Amid the homages that pay tribute to the late Hugo Chávez, we cannot forget the historical debt that the Venezuelan state has to the territorial claims of the Yukpa and Bari peoples, whose leader, Sabino Romero, was brutally assassinated March 3 by sicarios (hired killers) that respresent the interests of various sectors that occupy their ancestral territories.Continue ReadingVENEZUELA’S DEBT TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
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