Secretive Christian sect poised to carve big farms out of the Amazon, despite concerns of Indigenous people about the settlers' deforestation elsewhere in Latin AmericaTempers are running high in Klaaskreek, a village 50 miles south of Suriname's capital, Paramaribo. Local officials and residents meet weekly to pool what they know about three groups of unwelcome new settlers in the area: Mennonite farmers.Klaaskreek is located in Brokopondo, a hilly district predominantly settled by Saamaka Maroons, who fled from the plantations during the days of slavery. The area, newly popular with tourists, is known for its 1960s-era reservoir and hydroelectric plant, timber concessions, goldmines and fertile land. It is this last resource that is proving attractive to Mennonites. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/dec/15/suriname-indigenous-tensions-mennonite-christian-sect-farm-settle-amazon-deforestation
Zdroj: The Guardian
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