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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 May 2018

Brazil must respond to human rights violations caused by the Belo Monte Dam

In representation of communities affected by the Belo Monte Dam, we have submitted final arguments in the case against Brazil before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.read more

Fracking, Human Rights | 27 April 2018

Defending communities from fracking’s advance in Argentina

In Argentina, AIDA and our allies are supporting the efforts of communities and organizations to avoid the damages caused by fracking.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining, Public Participation | 23 April 2018

Supporting Cajamarca’s fight to defend its territory from mining

Cajamarca is a town in the mountains of central Colombia, often referred to as "Colombia’s pantry” due to its great agricultural production. In...read more

Human Rights | 8 March 2018

Women, water and life: the vital connection

As a woman and an environmental defender, I find it necessary to commemorate the role of women in the protection of our natural heritage.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 8 February 2018

Inter-American Court establishes historic precedent for the protection of human rights in the Americas

In response to a consultation made by Colombia, the Court recognized the right to a healthy environment as fundamental to human existence. They also recognized the impact of climate change on human rights. At AIDA we celebrate this decision, which strengthens the obligations of States to protect the natural environment and those who depend on it.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 26 January 2018

Brazil and the example that should be followed

Given this good start to the year, it will be essential to ensure the effective implementation of Brazil’s decision.read more

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 January 2018

Eight key themes for Colombia’s environmental agenda in 2018

For Colombia, 2017 was a year marked by debate on the right of communities to be consulted about decisions that affect their territories and ecosystems.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 5 January 2018

10 advances for Latin America’s environment in 2017

Although 2017 was a challenging year for environmental defense globally, there have been many advances in the region that are worth celebrating.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 22 December 2017

Celebrating 7 Advances to Close Out 2017

As the year comes to a close, we're happy to share with you several recent advances we've made in the name of environmental protection in Latin America.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 21 December 2017

Why I’m joining the fight for justice for Belo Monte’s victims

Belo Monte is, without a doubt, a lesson for the continent. The case shows that projects of this type are environmentally unviable and generate irreparable damage to human rights.read more

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