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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

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 24 July 2017

As killings increase, how can we defend the defenders?

Each year, as the problem intensifies, we’re reminded of our duty to stand up for environmental and human rights defenders, and of the need to institute adequate policies for their protection.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 1 June 2017

As US withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement, Latin America must step up

Without US participation, other countries must urgently limit greenhouse gas emissions.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Large Dams | 23 February 2017

The Odebrecht Tsunami: can we restore the public trust, or just the money?

When we learned of the extent of corruption involved with Brazilian multinational Odebrecht, the news hit like a tsunami: the corporation not only swept away huge piles of money, it also destroyed the public trust.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change | 29 November 2016

Climate finance advances, but lacks ambition

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) was held in Morocco from November 7-18, 2016...read more

Accountability and Transparency | 31 August 2016

Ombudsman finds the IFC failed to comply with its investment standards in Colombia

The office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman found that the International Finance Corporation cannot guarantee that the Angostura mine will not have impacts on the environment.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Indigenous Rights | 9 August 2016

Indigenous People of the Americas Have New Hope for Justice

By Astrid Puentes Riaño (text originally published in Animal Político ) June 15 was a historic day. After 17 years of negotiations, the American...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 27 June 2016

Activist Deaths Demand Accountability

Last year 185 environmental activists were murdered world-wide, two-thirds from Latin America, according to Global Witness. Of the ten most dangerous...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 24 May 2016

Statement of AIDA, APRODEH and Justiça Global on the financial crisis affecting the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

The organizations decry the affront to human rights in the region and urges members of the Organization of American States to fulfill their responsibility to adequately fund the Commission.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Human Rights | 5 January 2016

5 Recommendations for Integrating Climate Action into the Financial Sector

by Astrid Puentes Riaño This blog was produced in collaboration with Andrea Rodriguez, AIDA’s lead climate change attorney. During the Paris climate...read more

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