Latin America's indigenous peoples shield elders as COVID-19 threatens their cultural heritage

Latin America’s 42 million indigenous people are already acutely aware of ongoing threats to their cultural heritage due to activities such as mining, oil extraction, and deforestation, but now the coronavirus has been added to the list. From the Andes to the Amazon, indigenous groups are closing access to their communities in order to protect their elders—the keepers of their cultural heritage—from COVID-19.

» Source: International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

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