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Deposed Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych vowed to return to Kiev soon
Deposed Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych vowed to return to Kiev soon
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CRIMEA APPROVES DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
The Crimean Parliament overwhelmingly approved a declaration on independence, a technical step necessary to hold next Sunday’s referendum, Itar-Tass reports. According to the news agency, the document says that if Crimeans vote to integrate the Russian Federation, they will first become an independent Republic.

  • Meanwhile, Western leaders are gathering in London to discuss further sanctions on Russia if it doesn’t accept their proposals, The Guardian reports. AP, however, explains that Russia will propose its own measures to Washington, adding that John Kerry’s proposals were “not suitable.” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told radio station France Inter that the new sanctions could be implemented as early as this week. These are believed to include asset freezes and travel bans, though it’s not clear yet who would be targeted.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

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YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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