Protecting Freshwater Sources

PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA CONTACTO: Natalia Jiménez, Teléfono: (+57) 310-5734176 Suspendida audiencia pública del proyecto minero Angostura: AIDA publica su intervención en la que insta al Gobierno colombiano a proteger los páramos. Marzo 8 de 2011, Bogotá, Colombia – La...Read more

For the first time in Costa Rica, a high court cancelled a large-scale mining concession because it violated national laws and posed environmental risks.

In November 2010, the Highest Administrative Tribunal of Costa Rica cancelled the concession granted to Infinito...

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
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