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Indigenous leaders in Nicaragua denounce massacre in Mayangna territory

(Cultural Survival Jan. 31 2020)

"According to early reports, an armed group of approximately 80 people who identify as “the Kukalón Armed Group” recently disturbed the peace of an Indigenous Mayangna village of Alal, Bonanza, 400 kilometers northeast of Managua, Nicaragua. On January 28, 2020, the group massacred 6 Indigenous Mayangnas, another 10 are reported missing, and several houses were burned." [...]"community leaders have repeatedly denounced violence at the hands of non-Indigenous people known as “colonos”, or settlers who entered their territory looking to exploit and take control of natural resources. On numerous occasions Indigenous authorities have sued the government for their territorial integrity, asserting their rights and expelling the invaders who disturb their lifeways."

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