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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 20 June 2019

International tribunal supports indigenous struggle for the Amazon

The International Rights of Nature Tribunal ruled that the Bolivian State had “violated” the rights of nature and of the indigenous people that inhabit a natural protected area in the Bolivian Amazon.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 May 2019

Inter-American Commission to examine rollback of indigenous rights in Brazil

In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, civil society organizations will demonstrate how measures adopted by the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are undoing decades of human rights protections in the country.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Public Participation | 22 April 2019

Listening to indigenous peoples to save the planet

Indigenous peoples have lived for centuries in a much more sustainable way. They offer us, in many ways, examples and opportunities to learn again, to change and to improve.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 10 April 2019

How Brazil is threatening indigenous and environmental rights

The setback posed by the current administration has only strengthened the resistance of indigenous communities, and those of us who support them.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 8 April 2019

Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples

We call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that the country’s obligations regarding the protection of human rights and environmental defenders are enforced.read more

Capacity Building, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 30 January 2019

How supporting women is linked to environmental justice

At AIDA, we recognize that combating inequalities and differentiated harms is fundamental to achieving environmental justice in Latin America.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 24 January 2019

Mining Arc threatens majestic lands of Southern Venezuela

For decades, one of the greatest socio-ecological tragedies in Latin America has been developing in Venezuela. At AIDA, we’re working to raise awareness of the issue.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oceans, Public Participation | 18 December 2018

10 environmental successes from Latin America in 2018

This year was characterized by triumphs such as the creation of legal protections and the establishment of policies favorable to the environment and human rights in the region.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 December 2018

Leydy Pech, the guardian of the bees

The expansion of soy cultivation in Leydy’s town—in the Mexican State of Campeche—is killing large areas of tropical forest and indiscriminately spreading toxic pesticides through the land and water.read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 13 November 2018

Inter-American Commission urges Brazil to address damages to indigenous peoples caused by Belo Monte Dam

Following its visit to Brazil, the Commission highlighted the case of the Mïratu de Paquiçamba community, which has been affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.read more

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