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Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 28 May 2017

Halting the implementation of large dams in the Americas

The more we learn, the clearer it becomes that large dams are unsustainable energy sources.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 10 April 2017

Belo Monte Dam must comply with conditions before continuing operations

Last week a federal court in Brazil suspended the operating license of the Belo Monte Dam. Prosecutors said the dam's operating company, Norte Energía, failed to complete basic sanitation works in the city of Altamira, which has been directly affected by the hydroelectric project.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 20 March 2017

Attacks against Guatemalan human rights defenders denounced

A coalition of communities and organizations denounced human rights violations against traditional and indigenous communities in Guatemala, at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 March 2017

Changing the way we approach large dams

In the last decade, we’ve seen that the damage dams do to communities and ecosystems is far greater than the benefits they provide.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Large Dams | 23 February 2017

The Odebrecht Tsunami: can we restore the public trust, or just the money?

When we learned of the extent of corruption involved with Brazilian multinational Odebrecht, the news hit like a tsunami: the corporation not only swept away huge piles of money, it also destroyed the public trust.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 16 January 2017

Meeting the Munduruku, sharing the lessons of Belo Monte

Beneath a thatched-roof hut along the Tapajós River, Munduruku people from communities across this region of pristine Amazon rainforest gathered for...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 13 December 2016

Clear accounting for dams and climate change

By Astrid Puentes Riaño (column originally published in El País ) “Our climate is warming at an alarming, unprecedented rate and we have an urgent...read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 29 November 2016

In the Hamlet of Mïratu, the Juruna mourn the death of Jarliel

By Marcelo Salazar, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) AIDA translation of a blog originally published by ISA Jarliel died while diving for fish in water...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 28 October 2016

Belo Monte: Fueling Our Fight for Justice

By María José Veramendi Villa Even as the turbines of the Belo Monte Dam have begun turning, the fight for justice continues. The ongoing operation...read more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 August 2016

Brazil & The Olympics: Signs of Danger, Signs of Hope

By Rodrigo da Costa Sales, AIDA attorney As the Brazilian flag was raised at the Rio Olympics to the soft sounds of acoustic guitar, the familiar...read more

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