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

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.