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Accountability and Transparency, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 19 January 2021

OECD to investigate human rights abuses filed against the owners of Cerrejón coal mine; BHP, Anglo American and Glencore

Parallel complaints also filed in Ireland against state owned-company for purchasing coal and Dublin-based sales wing of mining enterprise.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oceans | 21 December 2020

7 AIDA Advances of 2020

We’re especially proud to report on the progress we've made toward a healthy environment and climate justice in Latin America.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Large Dams | 21 July 2020

Seeking justice for communities affected by the Hidroituango dam

The Cauca River is the second largest in Colombia. Many of the communities settled throughout its expansive watershed depend on the river for their...read more

Accountability and Transparency | 29 May 2020

Alerts: COVID-19 in Latin America

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Accountability and Transparency, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 15 May 2020

Applauding the exclusion of Eletrobras from Norwegian oil fund

The Council on Ethics of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, recommended the exclusion due to the Brazilian company's involvement in the Belo Monte Dam, associated with human rights violations.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 18 November 2019

The oil spill devouring life on Brazil’s beaches

Since late August, oil has been registered at more than 500 points along 2,500 kilometers of coastline in northeastern Brazil. Far from being resolved, the problem is getting worse every day.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Large Dams | 11 November 2019

Inter-American Development Bank to investigate Ituango hydroelectric project

Amid the humanitarian crisis caused by the hydropower plant in Colombia, the IDB approved an investigation of whether the Bank’s environmental and social standards were met in financing the dam.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 May 2019

Inter-American Commission to examine rollback of indigenous rights in Brazil

In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, civil society organizations will demonstrate how measures adopted by the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are undoing decades of human rights protections in the country.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 27 February 2019

World Bank Arbitration Tribunal Refuses to Listen to Those Affected by Mining in Santurbán, Colombia

The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has declined to accept an Amicus Curiae that was to be presented by the Committee for the Defense of Water and the Páramo of Santurbán and allied international organizations.read more

Accountability and Transparency | 21 November 2018

Behind the Dams: BNDES Investments in Belo Monte and Hidroituango

We analyze the application of existing international standards for hydroelectric plants through the lens of two of the most significant investments in the history of the BNDES.read more

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