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The Defenders of Darién

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Heavy machinery is cutting a new road to untouched Caribbean beaches. Extractive industries are...

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Carlos Doviaza gathers evidence of land invasions to use in court with drones. Image by Alexander Arosemena. Panama, 2019. 
Carlos Doviaza gathers evidence of land invasions to use in court with drones. Image by Alexander Arosemena. Panama, 2019.

Maps have always been elements for conquest. As soon as a territory can be laid out on a piece of paper, settlers can plan control over it. Now, these tools of conquest are changing hands and becoming instruments of defense, as indigenous communities turn to the court system to fight for their land. 

This article was published in the Spanish Language publication La PrensaRead the story in Spanish here.

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