Julián López Cánare

Julián López Cánare, coordinator of the Náyeri Indigenous Council and a member of the Intercommunity Council of the San Pedro River. Credit: Gustavo Danemann.

If built, the Las Cruces Dam would block the San Pedro Mezquital, the last free-flowing river in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre. It would affect fisheries, agriculture, livestock and other activities that nearly 12,000 families depend upon for survival.

The reservoir would...

Excmo. Sr. Luciano Coutinho Presidente del Banco Nacional de Desarrollo Económico y Social – BNDES Río de Janeiro, Brasil Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil abajo firmantes, comprometidas con la defensa de los derechos humanos, el desarrollo con responsabilidad socioambiental y el...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Media Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA, apuentes@aida-americas.org , +52 1-55 2301-6639 Brent Millikan, International Rivers, brent@internationalrivers.org +55 61 8153-7009 Maíra Irigaray, Amazon Watch, maira@amazonwatch.org +1 415 622-8606 Amidst criticism,...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Brent Millikan, International Rivers brent@internationalrivers.org , +55 61 8153-7009 Andrew Miller, Amazon Watch andrew@amazonwatch.org , +1 202 423 4828 Joelson Calvacante, Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) jcavalcante@aida-americas...Read more
Central to this debate will be the multiple claims of human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam, slated for the Xingu River in Brazil.Read more
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Brazilian government to explain reports of poor water quality and forced evictions in indigenous communities affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam in the Xingu River Basin.Read more
Government refuses to meet affected community leaders at Human Rights Commission.Read more
On the Xingu River, tributary of the Amazon, Brazil.

On the Xingu River, tributary of the Amazon, Brazil. | Credit: André Solnik / Creative Commons. 

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When fully operational, Belo Monte will be the third-largest dam in the world, constructed in one of the most important ecosystems

Local communities and NGOs deliver petition exposing human rights violations to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.Read more
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights considered that Indigenous Peoples must be consulted BEFORE the dam’s construction begins.Read more