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Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 16 March 2016

Belo Monte: the river may be dying but the search for justice never will

By Maria José Veramendi Villa, AIDA senior attorney, @MaJoVeramendi “The river is dead!” exclaimed Raimundo as we navigated in his motorboat from...read more

Freshwater Sources, Public Participation | 22 February 2016

The Invaluable Legacy of Douglas Tompkins

By Florencia Ortúzar, AIDA attorney On December 8 th , one of the last pristine places on the planet, Patagonia, lost one of its greatest protectors...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 11 February 2016

Indigenous groups ask Pope Francis to help stop Las Cruces Dam

Indigenous and riverine communities affected by the construction of a dam on Río San Pedro Mezquital asked that the Pope intercede on their behalf before the Mexican government during his visit to the country.read more

Freshwater Sources | 9 February 2016

AIDA celebrates Court decision to protect Colombia's páramos

Colombia’s Constitutional Court on Monday declared unconstitutional an aspect of the country’s National Development Plan that permitted mining in páramos.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 3 February 2016

Worth Protecting: Mexico’s Marismas Nacionales

By Anna Miller, AIDA writer On Mexico’s northern Pacific coast, verdant mangroves reach their roots into the shallow soil, drink up the sweet, fresh...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 27 January 2016

Conserving the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, the largest and most productive coastal wetland in Colombia, covers 45,000 hectares. At the confluence of the...read more

Freshwater Sources, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 30 December 2015

10 Environmental Victories Latin America Applauded in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to draw your attention to the environmental stories and successes that make us so proud to do what we do. Our...read more

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 11 October 2015

5 Major AIDA Achievements of the Past 6 Months

1. Colombia Suspends Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate In May 2015, Colombia announced its intentions to suspend the aerial spraying of a toxic herbicide...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 29 June 2015

Belo Monte: Determined to achieve justice

By Flavia Amaral, AIDA attorney As construction of the world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam, Belo Monte , moves forward, social impacts and unrest...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 June 2015

Victory: Aerial Spraying Stopped in Colombia

For 15 years beginning in 2000, the United States and Colombia sent airplanes to spray toxic pesticides over Colombian coca and poppy fields. The...read more

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