Communities living in south-west Orissa in eastern India — already one of the poorest areas of the country — are at threat from the expansion of an alumina refinery and plans for a new bauxite mining project.
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Paraguay: Protect the Ayoreo Atetadiegosode Indigenous Peoples (UA 236/15)
The Ayoreo Atetadiegosode Indigenous Peoples living in Cuyabia, Boquerón department, western Paraguay have reported feeling threatened by the presence of private, heavily-armed security guards. The security guards were hired by the owner with whom the Cuyabia community is having a land dispute. They are waiting for their land titles to be regularized.
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