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Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 22 March 2024

Inter-American Court ruling on La Oroya case sets key precedent for the protection of a healthy environment

The Court found Peru responsible for violating the rights of residents of La Oroya, who have been exposed to unsafe levels of toxic contamination for generations.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams, Mining | 4 March 2024

Defending the Volta Grande do Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon

Since 2015, this region has been the target of large extractive projects that threaten the livelihoods and physical and cultural survival of traditional peoples and communities.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 20 February 2024

Lithium unveiled: Origins, extraction and environmental implications

Lithium mining is threatening South America's salt flats, affecting local water availability and threatening the survival of communities and species living around these fragile ecosystems.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 21 November 2023

The Alliance for the Andean Wetlands brings together organizations for the protection and conservation of wetlands

The alliance seeks to protect the water, biodiversity, territories and ways of life that depend on these ecosystems in Latin America, especially in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 20 November 2023

Solidarity note for social movements, organizations, and rights advocates who are victims of criminalization attempts by the company Belo Sun Mineração Ltda.

We will not step back in protecting the environment and human rights in the face of threats. Sign this note and join us in the protection of the Amazon, the Xingu River, and its defenders.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 13 November 2023

"Water is worth more than lithium": Resistance against an unjust energy transition

The social resistance to constitutional reform in Jujuy is also resistance to a global trend that seeks the permanence of extractivist models that violate human rights.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining | 23 October 2023

High court orders Colombian government to adopt concrete actions for climate crisis mitigation and adaptation

This is the final decision in the litigation filed by various stakeholders demanding the State to include the climate impact of the coal sector in its climate crisis management.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 12 September 2023

Expanding coal mining in Colombia contravenes a just energy transition

Combating and addressing the climate crisis requires progress in replacing fossil fuels, as well as slowing down the expansion of their extraction and exploitation.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 31 August 2023

Report reveals shocking rights violations by Canadian corporations in Latin America

Compiled through the collaboration of over 50 civil society organizations, the report implicates 37 Canadian projects across nine countries in the region.read more

Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 28 August 2023

Voices seeking justice for the community of La Oroya

The situation of the community of La Oroya in Peru, affected by decades of toxic pollution and the lack of effective government action to combat it, is not an exception in Latin America.read more

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