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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 20 March 2017

Attacks against Guatemalan human rights defenders denounced

A coalition of communities and organizations denounced human rights violations against traditional and indigenous communities in Guatemala, at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 March 2017

Changing the way we approach large dams

In the last decade, we’ve seen that the damage dams do to communities and ecosystems is far greater than the benefits they provide.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 16 January 2017

Meeting the Munduruku, sharing the lessons of Belo Monte

Beneath a thatched-roof hut along the Tapajós River, Munduruku people from communities across this region of pristine Amazon rainforest gathered for...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 13 December 2016

Clear accounting for dams and climate change

By Astrid Puentes Riaño (column originally published in El País ) “Our climate is warming at an alarming, unprecedented rate and we have an urgent...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 9 December 2016

La Oroya: Over a decade’s wait for justice

From the time Isabel* was born, she has breathed toxic air. She’s had heavy metals in her blood for all 13 years of her young life. Her hometown, La...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 9 November 2016

Now, more than ever, it’s time to work for our planet

We have a historic responsibility to demonstrate leadership, to find peaceful solutions, and to ensure a brighter future for present and future generations.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 4 November 2016

The fight against climate change: Time to turn promises into action

The Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force today. Nations must now implement the commitments that made this global consensus possible,...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 28 October 2016

Belo Monte: Fueling Our Fight for Justice

By María José Veramendi Villa Even as the turbines of the Belo Monte Dam have begun turning, the fight for justice continues. The ongoing operation...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 20 October 2016

Peru begins testing La Oroya residents affected by toxic pollution

In May 2016, the IACHR required the Peruvian State to protect the life and integrity of 14 additional people affected by the heavy pollution of La Oroya’s metal smelter. Just last week, medical examinations began to evaluate the levels of heavy metals in the beneficiaries.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 13 October 2016

Bleeding Green Hearts: The constant state of danger for environmental activists in Latin America

“Wake up humanity, there is no time left!” Berta Cáceres, Goldman Prize acceptance speech, 2015 By María José Veramendi Villa (originally published...read more

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