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The Coup in Bolivia: The 500 Year War between Indigenous Peoples and the criollos in Latin America

The Alliance between the United States of American (USA) and Latin American conservatives and oligarchs has a new chapter in a bloody and brutal tale of genocide, murder, torture and oppression. The US government in Washington DC has a long history of meddling in…

The Celtic Heritage in Iceland

It is an old dogma that Iceland became fully settled by Nordic people mostly from areas that later became Norway. The language and culture, all bore witness to that heritage. Icelanders were romanticized as the isolated guardians of Nordic heritage and culture, true full-blooded…

The Native American Genocide

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260. It entered into force on 12 January 1951. Article II In the present Convention, genocide means any…

Magyarok (Magyar, Hungarians)

The Hungarian ethnic group lives on the fertile fields of the central part of Donau River and it’s tributaries. Politically this is a dangerous area criss-crossed in ancient times by migrating ethnic groups, fought over and raided through the centuries by neighbours and marauders…

Costa Blanca Brits

Thousands upon thousands of British people have been during the past decade flocking like migratory birds to the Costa Blanca area in Spain. High property prices in Britain and a strong pound has contributed to that along with favourable weather in sunny Spain. The…

The Mashpee Wampanoag and the broader question of a genuine home rule for Native Americans

On Wednesday May 15th 2019 the US House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at preserving the federal trust status of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s land in Massachusetts. The legislation would reaffirm the Massachusetts tribe’s sovereignty over 321 acres of land held in trust…

Bítlalag slær í gegn á frumbyggjamáli

RÚV 03.05.2019 – 17:32.Kristján Sigurjónsson.Spegillinn Hætta er talin á að hátt í 90% tungumála heimsins deyi út fyrir næstu aldamót. Árið 2019 er Ár frumbyggjatungumála hjá Sameinuðu þjóðunum. Frægt Bítlalag sem hljóðritað var á Mi’kmaq máli frumbyggja N-Ameríku, hefur slegið í gegn í Kanada….

Trump’s War Against Native Americans: Continuation of Genocidal Policies

In April 2018 US president Donald J. Trump announced his plan that Native Americans be reclassified as a race instead of sovereign nations. Native Health Care would thus be disbanded and Native Americans thrust to use Medicaid and it’s faulty system of providing health…

Awakening of the Genizaros: Slaves, Servants, Invisible People

Slaves were a highly sought after commodity in the new Spanish colony of New Mexico. The first slaves that tilled the farms of the Spanish farmers were Puebloans, Apaches, Navahos, Pawnees, Kiowas and Comanches. It is estimated that at the time of the Great…

Secrecy, Culture, History: The Pueblos Way to Survival

In New Mexico is a rich culture that blends together Anglo, Hispanic and Native American elements in a fascinating way. The area is rich in history where dramatic and often times tragic historic events, shape the modern day reality. Among the earliest accounts are…

7. Empowering the Oppressed – The Mayas

El Salvador El Salvador lies on the Pacific coast and is the smallest of the Central American countries. Most of the country rests on a fertile volcanic plateau. The development of coffee estates led to the slow but continuous dissolution of most of the…

6. Empowering the Oppressed – The Mayas

Honduras In the western corner of Honduras live the 51,000 strong Ch’orti’ Maya people, cousins of the Cholán Mayans in the Guatemalan lowlands who were responsible for many of the city states like Tikal that the Mayans are famous for. The once mighty Copán…

5. Empowering the Oppressed – The Mayas

Belize The indigenous people in Belize are concentrated mainly in the south and west of the country, in the Corozal, Cayo, Toledo and Orange Walk districts. They are mostly of two main groups. Various Maya groups and the Garifuna who are mostly African in origin but have taken on Cariban language…

4. Empowering the Oppressed – The Mayas

Guatemala The territory of modern Guatemala once formed the core of the Maya civilization of the highlands. Most of the country was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, becoming part of the vice royalty of New Spain. Guatemala attained independence in 1821 as part of the Federal…

3. Empowering the Oppressed – The Mayas

Mexico (Chiapas) Inhabited mostly by a majority Maya populations of the closely related Tzotzil and Tzeltal ethnic groups in the highlands, the Chol of the forests in the north who inhabited the whole Usumacinta River valley in the Mayan Classic period, the Toholabal and…

2. Empowering the Oppressed – The Mayas

Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula) The Mayans in the Yucatán Peninsula call themselves simply Maya. Anthropologists and linguists call their language Yucatec Maya. People of Maya ancestry are about 3 million in the Peninsula but only about 1.2 million speak to varying degree the Maya language….

1. Empowering the Oppressed – The Mayas

This is the first part of what will become a seven part series about the modern day Maya peoples in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. Since the arrival of Spanish conquistadors to their lands from the 16th century onward, they have had…

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