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Indigenous Peoples in Latin America: Statistical Information [Updated July 16, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "Congress has long been interested in the status of indigenous peoples abroad. In 1992, the 102nd Congress enacted H.R. 5368 (P.L. 102-391) requiring the State Department's annual human rights report to 'describe the extent to which indigenous people are able to participate in decisions affecting their lands, cultures, traditions and the allocation of natural resources, and assess the extent of protection of their civil and political rights.' Issues relating to indigenous peoples periodically have been considered in hearings focused on such issues as environmental protection, energy opportunities, and security cooperation. This report provides statistical information on indigenous peoples in Latin America, including populations and languages, socioeconomic data, land and natural resources, human rights, and international legal conventions."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46225
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2020-07-16
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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