How the Kalahari bushmen and other tribespeople are being evicted to make way for 'wilderness'
'Racist' governments are forcing native people from their land, supposedly to benefit wildlife and environment, according to a report.
When Botswana's president, Ian Khama, opened a giant $4.9bn diamond mine in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in September, there were some notable absentees among the invited guests: the 700 bushmen whose hunter-gatherer families had been the traditional inhabitants of the desert, but who have been exiled to impoverished settlements on the edge of the park and are forbidden to hunt the wildlife.
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My guide, Pepe, told me how the San Juan Chamula church was intriguing because of its mix of Catholicism with ancient indigenous traditions. Here in verdant, mountainous Chiapas, one of the least westernized Mexican states, I was already used to seeing native people in traditional costumes, speaking a wide variety of tongues. But never did I imagine what I would see in this church.Seeking Out a South African Muthi Master for Some Magic in My Love Life
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Five years ago Ilan Stavans participated in a shamanic ceremony in the South American country of Colombia that involved the use of hallucinogens. It was an experience, he says, that changed his life.
Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, has written a one-man play about the experience. “The Oven,” a monologue, performed by Stavans,