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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

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

By Maria José Veramendi Villa, AIDA senior attorney, @MaJoVeramendi “The river is dead!” exclaimed Raimundo as we navigated in his motorboat from...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 11 February 2016

Indigenous groups ask Pope Francis to help stop Las Cruces Dam

Indigenous and riverine communities affected by the construction of a dam on Río San Pedro Mezquital asked that the Pope intercede on their behalf before the Mexican government during his visit to the country.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 3 February 2016

Worth Protecting: Mexico’s Marismas Nacionales

By Anna Miller, AIDA writer On Mexico’s northern Pacific coast, verdant mangroves reach their roots into the shallow soil, drink up the sweet, fresh...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Large Dams | 18 December 2015

Urging the Brazilian National Development Bank to Invest Responsibly

The flow of the Xingú river in the Brazilian Amazon is diminishing to a trickle, while the rainforest around it disappears. Fish and other animals...read more

Climate Change, Large Dams | 1 December 2015

Ten Reasons Why Climate Initiatives Should Not Include Large Hydropower Projects

A Civil Society [i] Manifesto for the Support of Real Climate Solutions Large hydropower projects are often propagated as a “clean and green” source...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 29 June 2015

Belo Monte: Determined to achieve justice

By Flavia Amaral, AIDA attorney As construction of the world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam, Belo Monte , moves forward, social impacts and unrest...read more

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