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About Us

Village Rights International was founded by director Benjamin Goodman after he studied and witnessed firsthand the legal issues faced by indigenous communities in Latin America. In addition to having grown up in close contact with the Kuna community of Morti in Panama, Benjamin also studied indigenous rights and international development issues in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Development and a J.D. from the University of Florida.