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Large Dams | 23 September 2014

Open letter to governments, international institutions and financial mechanisms to stop considering large dams as clean energy and to implement real solutions to climate change

57 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND COALITIONS IN LATIN AMERICA INSIST THAT LARGE DAMS ARE NOT CLEAN ENERGY SOURCES AND WE ASK GOVERNMENTS,...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 22 September 2014

Brazil secures Belo Monte site, but not human rights of affected people

Time doesn’t stop and, unfortunately, nor does the construction of the Belo Monte Dam . Work is advancing at an impressive rate on the Xingu River,...read more

Human Rights, Large Dams | 23 July 2014

Giving People a Voice on Hydropower Projects

Hydropower projects are on the rise in Latin America as governments seek to feed growing economies. But at what cost? The plants may harness the...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 24 March 2014

Organizations alert the United Nations that construction of the Las Cruces hydropower plant will violate human rights in Nayarit, Mexico

UN Special Rapporteurs are asked to urge the Mexican government to guarantee the rights of indigenous peoples and coastal communities that would be affected by the project.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 6 March 2014

Belo Monte: Never say never!

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi We won’t give up. This is AIDA’s motto for defending the rights of local...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 9 December 2013

Lives of no return: Stories behind the construction of Belo Monte

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi When you start the descent by plane to the city of Altamira in Pará, Brazil, the...read more

Large Dams | 5 December 2013

The link between international environmental law, human rights and large dams

The article is an update and reissue of two chapters of the report Large Dams in the Americas: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease , written by Jacob...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 24 October 2013

Dams, mines threaten indigenous rights: Recommendations from UN human rights expert

By Jessica Lawrence, Earthjustice's research analyst A longstanding goal of Earthjustice and the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense...read more

Large Dams | 23 October 2013

Letter to the President of the World Bank Group

DR. JIM YONG KIM PRESIDENT THE WORLD BANK GROUP Dear Dr. Kim: We are writing to express our deepest concern regarding the World Bank Group decision...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 May 2013

Saving the San Pedro Mezquital River from a destructive large dam

If built, the Las Cruces Dam would block the San Pedro Mezquital, the last free-flowing river in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre. It would affect...read more

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