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Freshwater Sources, Mining | 30 January 2017

The Santurbán páramo: Closer to the sky

By Laura Yaniz The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, said “No” to the Angostura mining project in Colombia’s Santurbán...read more

Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 27 December 2016

2016: 6 reasons to maintain hope for the environment

By Laura Yaniz 2016 was not an easy year. It was especially trying for the fight to protect the environment in Latin America. The loss of brave...read more

Human Rights, Mining | 20 September 2016

Latin American environmental defender attacked, hospitalized

Goldman Prize winner Máxima Acuña de Chaupe reportedly attacked by mining company security guards.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 12 July 2016

AIDA condemns threats to environmental defenders in Tolima, Colombia

As a regional organization, we call on the Colombian government to immediately adopt measures to guarantee the life and integrity of at-risk activists.read more

Mining | 2 May 2016

Open Letter on Mining to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

Excerpt: As activists, Latin American organizations and networks, along with international groups and organizations that have partners in Latin...read more

Mining, Oceans | 25 April 2016

Mexico protects loggerhead turtles from the Don Diego mine

AIDA celebrates SEMARNAT’s decision to deny the environmental authorization of a marine phosphate mine proposed for Ulloa Bay, Baja California Sur.read more

Mining, Oceans | 25 April 2016

10 Things You Should Know About Don Diego

Basic information about the proposed underwater mining project in Mexico.read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 21 April 2016

New law banning mining in Colombia’s páramos could draw its first lawsuit

The new law that bans mining in Colombia’s páramos took years to materialize, and was the product of multiple activist campaigns, lawsuits, and...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 21 April 2016

Colombian court bans oil, gas and mining operations in paramos

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against a controversial legal loophole permitting oil, gas and mining operations in the country’s paramos...read more

Mining, Oceans | 31 August 2015

Defending Mexico's marine biodiversity from deep sea mining

Each year, thousands of grey whales arrive to give birth to their young in the shelter of Ulloa Bay in Baja California Sur. It is a key location in...read more

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