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PROTECTING OUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT. AIDA is the only regional organization of environmental legal experts who are both from and in Latin America. We use  the power of international law to create sustainable solutions throughout the region.

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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 12 July 2018

Brazil must respond to human rights violations

We did it! We submitted the final arguments in our case against Brazil before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. We demonstrate the damages the Belo Monte Dam has caused.Read More

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 28 June 2018

Understanding the true costs of mining in Latin America

¿Aceptarías un negocio que te ofrece ganancias limitadas, pero costos infinitos?Read More

Human Rights, Public Participation | 20 June 2018

Statement on the United States’ departure from the UN Human Rights Council

This decision sends a negative message, especially to countries with serious human rights situations, about which the United States has expressed concern.Read More

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 June 2018

The women defending Guatemala’s rivers from large dams

Maria lives in Ixquisis, Guatemala. Last month, she joined with the other women of Ixquisis to speak about the threats the Pojom II and San Andrés dams pose to their way of life.Read More

Coral reefs, Oceans | 8 June 2018

The many reasons we care for our oceans

At AIDA, we work to protect our oceans. It’s not an easy task. But the members of our marine team believe it’s a valuable one. And they’re committed to conserving our region’s marine ecosystems, no...Read More

Human Rights, Large Dams | 5 June 2018

Communities affected by Hidroituango dam in Colombia file complaint at IDB

In the midst of the humanitarian crisis caused by the Hidroituango dam project in the Cauca river basin, local communities request that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s accountability...Read More

When the violation of the rights of Amazonian peoples in Brazil receives no response nationally, these communities find in AIDA a voice in the Americas.
Felicio Pontes, Attorney, Federal Public Ministry, Brazil