Threatened Miskito Activists Take Respite in Eugene

ELAW Fellows Delvin Rosalio and Juana Bilbano were featured in this week’s edition of The Eugene Weekly.

Rosalio and Bilbano are Miskito themselves. They work for Centro por la Justicia y Derechos Humanos de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN, the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua).

The advocates are being targeted, they say, for opposing Nicaraguan government inaction over violence from settlers illegally occupying territory belonging to Miskito, Mayangna and Rama, as well as Afro-descendant peoples…

The conflict has left 30 of their people killed, along with 38 injured and 3,000 displaced, according to a 2016 report by the North American Congress on Latin America.”

Read more about Delvin and Juana’s work to protect the territorial rights of indigenous peoples here:

Threatened Miskito Activists Take Respite in Eugene.

Krista Shennum
Community Liaison

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