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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 29 November 2012

Amidst criticism, BNDES approves unprecedented loan for controversial Belo Monte dam in Brazilian Amazon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Media Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA, [email protected] , +52 1-55 2301-6639 Brent Millikan, more

Coral reefs, Human Rights, Oceans | 17 June 2012

Protecting the rich marine life of Cabo Pulmo Reef

Cabo Pulmo Reef, a 20,000-year-old ecological treasure in Baja California Sur, Mexico, hosts many of the 800 marine species in the Sea of more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 13 June 2012

Complaint filed against World Bank Group for funding Eco Oro Minerals gold mine in fragile Colombian wetlands

Downstream community submits complaint to the IFC’s more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 25 May 2012

Belo Monte Dam controversy to be part of UN’s Review of Brazil’s Human Rights Record

Central to this debate will be the multiple claims of human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam, slated for the Xingu River in more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 16 April 2012

Brazilian Government questioned yet again by international human rights body over Belo Monte Dam controversy

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Brazilian government to explain reports of poor water quality and forced evictions in indigenous communities affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam in the Xingu River more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 4 April 2012

Peru’s efforts to require La Oroya clean up should not be chilled by investment arbitration

A statement from the international organizations Earthjustice, the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), and Public more

Human Rights | 1 December 2011

A Human Crisis: Climate Change and Human Rights in Latin America

This report shows that global climate change is already negatively affecting the enjoyment of human rights in the Americas and that present impacts will likely intensify in the more

Human Rights | 7 July 2011

Mexican Constitution protects human rights

On June 9, 2011, Mexico rewrote history. The Mexican Congress approved revisions that expressly recognize human rights in the national more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 6 July 2011

Holding Brazil accountable for the Belo Monte Dam

When fully operational, Belo Monte will be the third-largest dam in the world, constructed in one of the most important ecosystems on the planet: more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 22 March 2011

Colombian Ministry of Mines announces wetlands protection from open pit mining

Colombia has signaled it will halt construction of one of the world’s largest open-pit gold and other metals more


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