Rights and Repression. Nyeleni newsletter n°14 now on line

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Read the latest edition of the newsletter as we explore the rights of Indigenous People, farmers, fishers and pastoralists communities;

Discover the increasing criminalization of social movements defending food sovereignty all over the world with testimonies from Uganda, Mongolia, United States and Paraguay;

Follow the consultations to finalise the International guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries and the UN declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

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Honduras, In a span of six hours, peasants and the brother of a Lawyer were murdered

Press release from Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguan (MUCA)

(Bajo Aguán, Saturday February 16th ). Among an ongoing militarization, the gunmen operate freely in Bajo Aguán; on Saturday February 16th at 1:30 pm, heavily armed men murdered Santos Jacobo Cartagena (55), while waiting for the bus that would transfer him to Tocoa.

 Cartagena was a member of the San Esteban Company that united the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguán (MUCA), and was murdered at a bus station in the diversion of community confidence of Sinaloa, led by men who were aboard a car, causing him multiple gunshot wounds in different parts of the body.

But hours later murderers led by land grabbers murdered Jose Trejo Cabrera (55) by several gunshots in the district of San Isidro de Tocoa Colon, who was the brother of the lawyer Antonio Trejo Cabrera, murdered on September 22 near the Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa, and also a member of the Cooperative San Isidro belonging to the Movimiento Autentico Reivindicador Campesino del Aguán (MARCA).

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Brazil,landless leader violently murdered in Rio de Janeiro

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(2013 Radio Mundo Real) Download: MP3 

Cícero Guedes, rural worker and activist of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (Via Campesina) of Brazil, was murdered by gunmen on Friday, January 25 near the Cambahyba sugar-cane field, in Rio de Janeiro state, while riding his bicycle.

According to the official announcement of his murder in MST’s website, Cicero was a sugarcane worker in Alagoas and was part of the Brava Gente settlement. He was struggling in favor of the agrarian reform as coordinator of the occupation in the Cambahyba sugar cane field, a complex of seven farms covering 3,500 hectares.

The Brazilian government declared this an unproductive estate in July 2012, but in addition its history is linked to the military dictatorship in that country, since the bodies of political prisoners were burned in that field, said leader Marcelo Durao to Real World Radio.

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