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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 July 2016

Statement on the murders of environmental defenders in Honduras and Brazil

Threats to, as well as the intimidation, harassment and murder of environmental defenders must stop now!read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 June 2016

Victims of business-influenced human rights violations face obstacles to achieving justice

Organizations provided detailed information on this problem during a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 1 June 2016

Letter to the President of Panama on Test Flooding in Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Project

AIDA and other organizations sent an open letter to Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, President of the Republic of Panama. We urge him to protect life...read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 13 May 2016

Correspondence with the World Bank Regarding Berta Cáceres and Large Dams

On May 11th, more than 300 organizations from around the world sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, to respond to a...read more

Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 10 May 2016

Marcelina, the voice of the San Pedro Mezquital

At 57 years old, Marcelina López has a very active life. She sews her own clothes, makes beautiful jewelry, raises chickens, sells eggs, cooks, is a...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 5 May 2016

Brazil inaugurated Belo Monte: There’s nothing to celebrate!

The Brazilian government grandly inaugurated the Belo Monte Dam, which sits on the Xingu River in the midst of the Amazon. As an organization that...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 27 April 2016

Photo Essay: Life in the shadow of Belo Monte

By Anna Miller, AIDA writer Deep in the Amazon in north Brazil, the world’s third largest dam towers over a once lush jungle landscape. In its far-...read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 21 April 2016

Brazil mega-dam ‘disaster’ for tribes as it nears completion

Belo Monte hydroelectric plant is flouting agreements to protect indigenous communities as its builder seeks approval to start generating power,...read more

Indigenous Rights | 12 April 2016

Losing Berta Cáceres: the breaking point in the struggle against impunity

It’s been one month since the assassination of Berta Cáceres, tireless defender of the environment and human rights in Honduras. Her murder quickly...read more

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

“The river is dead!” exclaimed Raimundo as we navigated in his motorboat from Altamira toward the big bend of the Xingu River. From my perch in...read more

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