Guatemala's poor indigenous people

After centuries of persecution, plight of indigenous people remain largely unchanged.

    The United Nations is due to convene a two-week forum on the situation facing the world's indigenous people.

    Hundreds of indigenous representatives from all over the world are expected to attend.

    Guatemala has one of the highest indigenous populations in Latin America. But after centuries of persecution, they remain some of the poorest in the region.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.