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Land disputes erupt in wave of killings in Nicaragua

Monday, October 17, 2016

Indigenous communities all over Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast say they are under attack by settlers who have taken over their ancestral lands.

Thousands of Nicaraguans have moved into the lush tropical rain forests that are home to the country’s nearly 180,000 indigenous Miskito people. The newcomers have been lured by the promise of gold and the abundance of lucrative timber. Some of the settlers have also been forced from their lands by drought.

Source: New York Times