Press Releases

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ORDERS CHANGE IN ENVIRONMENTAL LICENSE FOR BABA DAM, ECUADOR FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION: CONTACTS: Silvana Rivadeneira (593 3) 2 459822 Astrid Puentes, AIDA (5255) 5212-0141 Quito, January 8, 2009 - The Constitutional Court...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2008 CONTACTS: Jerónimo Rodríguez, AIDA, (571) 3683889, Daniel Manrique, GESAP, (571) 5702393, National and International Organizations File Suit against Colombian Mining Law to Protect Fragile Ecosystems Like...Read more
Para publicación inmediata Contactos: Astrid Puentes (México) Natalia Landivar (Quito) Monti Aguirre (Berkeley, EEUU) (5255) 55212-0141 (593) 2 22 24 962 (1-510) 848-1155 Organizaciones Internacionales apoyan amparo contra...Read more
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, June 2, 2008 – On May 23rd, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Costa Rica repealed a municipal zoning regulation because of its impacts on the most important nesting zone for the leatherback sea turtle in the Eastern Pacific Ocean: the Leatherback...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION: April 9, 2008 Press Contacts: Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director OK International 415-362-9898 Anna Cederstav, Ph.D. AIDA and Earthjustice 510-550-6700 DOE RUN SMELTER IN LA OROYA, PERU, LOSES ENVIRONMENTAL...Read more
April 2, 2008 AIDA and other international and Mexican organizations submitted a legal brief ( Amicus Curiae ) to the Collegiate Tribunal of Guerrero in Acapulco in support of a constitutional lawsuit brought by CECOP and the Mexican Center for Environmental Law against the Federal Commission of...Read more
For immediate release: September 5, 2007 PRESS CONTACTS : Astrid Puentes, AIDA (+5255) 52120141 Martin Wagner, (510) 550-6700 Human Rights Body Calls on Peru to Protect Citizens from Contamination by American-owned Smelter Oakland, CA; Lima, Peru...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2007 CONTACT: Claudia Gómez-Portugal, (5255) 5268-3323 ext. 23, Federal Judge Suspends Construction of the La Parota Hydroelectric Project! Mexico DF. August 28, 2007 - On August 14 th , a federal judge in Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero,...Read more
For immediate release: April 24, 2007 PRESS CONTACTS: Astrid Puentes, AIDA (+5255) 52120141 Martin Wagner, Earthjustice (510) 550-6700 Carlos Chirinos (+511) 422-2720 U.S. Smelter's Pollution Now Human Rights Issue for Peru...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2007 Press Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA (+5255) 52120141 Luis Eduardo Cisneros (+511) 422-2720 Martin Wagner (510) 550-6700 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Examine...Read more
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AIDA critical of Colombian spraying in Ecuadorian border region The Colombian government is violating a bilateral accord with Ecuador by spraying a mixture of herbicides intended to destroy coca crops within 10 kilometers of the Ecuadorian border. Colombia is relying on studies by a team from the...Read more
AIDA Report Highlights Need for Alternative Programs in Colombia After six years of spraying herbicides over large areas of the Colombian countryside under "Plan Colombia," the aerial spraying program has failed to meet the goal of eliminating 50 percent of illicit crops in this country. Despite an...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2006 Contact: Dr. Anna Cederstav, Earthjustice/AIDA, (English) (510) 457-4010 Dr. Carlos Chirinos, SPDA, (Spanish) (+511) 441-9171 Hunter Farrell, MOSAO/Technical Roundtable, English (+511) 97094921 Legal victory! Peru...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2005 Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Asked to Prevent A Public Health Crisis in La Oroya, Peru March 2005 study finds 99 percent of town’s children poisoned by lead SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – The Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense, along...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2005 Judge Orders Measures to Protect Public Health in La Oroya In April of 2005, a Lima civil court ordered the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MINSA) and the General Directorate for Environmental Health (DIGESA) to take steps to alleviate a public health crisis in La...Read more
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PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: 8 de febrero de 2005 Contactos: Carlos Chirinos, SPDA, +51-4211394, Eliana Ames, LABOR, +51-2616515, Anna Cederstav, AIDA, +1-510-550-6748 (EEUU) RIESGO DE SALUD EN LA OROYA ES MAYOR DE LO PENSADO: PLOMO Y COMPUESTOS DE PLOMO...Read more
Astrid Puentes, AIDA (510) 550-6753 Gastón Chillier, WOLA (202) 797-2171 US CONGRESS CONDITIONS ANTI-NARCOTICS SPRAYING IN COLOMBIAN NATIONAL PARKS OAKLAND, CA, DECEMBER 10, 2003 — For the first time, the US Congress has officially acknowledged that US...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2003 Contacts: Anna Cederstav, Staff Scientist with Earthjustice and AIDA, (Oakland, CA) tel. 510-550-6700 Yamile Salinas, Colombian Ombudsman’s Office, (Bogotá, Colombia) tel. 571-314-7300 Ext. 2324 CITING RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT, COLOMBIAN COURT...Read more