Month: January 2018

Gender violence in Guatemala: ‘A woman’s struggle is everyone’s struggle’

Being a woman in Guatemala isn’t easy. The small central American country has one of the highest rates of femicide in the world, with at least two women murdered every day. Being an indigenous woman in Guatemala is even harder. In addition to the…

Aldrei meiri hætta steðjað að íbúum Amazon

Frans páfi segir frumbyggja á Amazon-svæðinu aldrei hafa verið í jafn mikilli hættu og nú á dögum. Hann krafðist þess að bundinn verði endi á rányrkju timburs, gulls og gastegunda á svæiðnu.  Fulltrúar um 400 frumbyggjaþjóða í Perú mættu á fund páfa í borginni…

Bill passes to give Six Virginia Native American tribes federal recognition

A very interesting article about a federal recognition for Native American groups in Virginia. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate has sent a bill to the president’s desk that would give six Virginia Native American tribes federal recognition. U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner…

Pope Francis urges end to Chile’s Mapuche conflict

Pope Francis has used a public address in Chile to denounce violence and call for unity in one of the country’s longest-running conflicts. Speaking in southern Araucania region, the pontiff said “destructive violence” between the indigenous Mapuche people and the state was not the…

500 ára farsótt Asteka af völdum salmonellu

Mynd: EPA   Vísndamenn telja sig loks hafa fundið orsök þess að nærri öll Astekaþjóðin þurrkaðist út á einu strái. Faraldur sem hófst árið 1545 varð á endanum um 15 milljónum manna að bana á þeim fimm árum sem hann gekk yfir þjóðina.  …

Irish Vikings

An interesting article about the the Nordic/Viking presence and legacy in Ireland. Source: Irish Vikings

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