Guatemalan indigenous groups seek constitutional recognition of right to land, justice system
11 August 2016
An Indigenous woman demonstrates during the genocide trial against former Guatemalan dictator Erfain Rios Montt (photo credit: EFE)
<h3 class="op-kicker"><div itemprop="description alternativeHeadline" class="subtitle">Indigenous groups demand that their rights to land and ancestral justice systems be enshrined in a new constitution that recognizes Guatemala as plurinational.</div></h3><div itemprop="articleBody" class="txt_newworld"><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Guatemala-Indigenous-Campesinos-March-Against-State-Corruption-20160726-0014.html">Guatemala’s Indigenous population</a> is systematically excluded from society through racism, discrimination, and criminalization, rights organizations argue, which is why communities are rising up to demand a new Constitution to enshrine Indigenous rights to land, cultural autonomy, and self-determination, local media reported Wednesday.
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