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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

Climate Change, Human Rights, Large Dams | 25 September 2018

Say no to large dams: 3 reasons to opt for alternative energy sources

Hydroelectric energy still represents a large portion of Latin America’s energy matrix. But is it really the best option?read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 20 September 2018

In Xingu management plan, Brazil leaves communities without water

The proposed Xingu River management plan puts at risk the people, plants and animals of the Amazon region. AIDA requested that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights urge Brazil to stop the proposal’s implementation and establish a socially and environmentally appropriate alternative.read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 August 2018

Guatemalan indigenous communities file complaint for dams’ damages

Affected communities have called on the Inter-American Development Bank to withdraw funding for the Pojom II and San Andrés dams for failure to comply with its operational policies. The mega-projects have damaged water sources and harmed the livelihoods of local indigenous people, particularly women.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 12 July 2018

Why Brazil must respond for Belo Monte's human rights violations

We did it! We submitted the final arguments in our case against Brazil before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. We demonstrate the damages the Belo Monte Dam has caused.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 July 2018

Supporting indigenous Guatemalan women in their struggle for their water

In the mountains of Northwestern Guatemala, near the border with Mexico, the land is rich and fertile. Several important rivers and many other water...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 June 2018

The women defending Guatemala’s rivers from large dams

Maria lives in Ixquisis, Guatemala. Last month, she joined with the other women of Ixquisis to speak about the threats the Pojom II and San Andrés dams pose to their way of life.read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 5 June 2018

Communities affected by Hidroituango dam in Colombia file complaint at IDB

In the midst of the humanitarian crisis caused by the Hidroituango dam project in the Cauca river basin, local communities request that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s accountability mechanism investigate whether the financial entity violated its environmental and social standards when investing in the project.read more

Large Dams | 9 May 2018

Organizations call for support for communities affected by Colombia’s Hidroituango dam

Allies are calling on authorities to investigate the harms to local communities and provide adequate support for those affected.read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 4 May 2018

Civil society organizations denounce assassination of member of Movimiento Ríos Vivos in Colombia

We stand in solidarity with the Movimiento, and we request that the Colombian State investigate this act and punish those responsible.read more

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