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Human Rights, Public Participation | 27 August 2018

Open letter to American States on the signing of a regional environmental treaty

On 27 September 2018, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will have the opportunity to put in place a new instrument to protect the environment: the Escazú Agreement.read more

Public Participation | 22 August 2018

Renewing AIDA’s Board of Directors

We proudly welcome the new members of our Board: Xavier Martínez Esponda, Monica Roa and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. All three are outstanding legal professionals dedicated to the defense of the environment and human rights in Latin America.read more

Mining, Public Participation | 25 July 2018

The Colombian town that’s taking on coal mining

At AIDA, we believe in a clean energy future, and our work will continue to support the move towards a coal-free Latin America.read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 20 June 2018

Statement on the United States’ departure from the UN Human Rights Council

This decision sends a negative message, especially to countries with serious human rights situations, about which the United States has expressed concern.read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 15 June 2018

Inputs for the IACHR report on business and human rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights prepared a questionnaire to request civil society input for its thematic report Business and Human...read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 31 May 2018

The flame that ignited Nicaragua’s protests

On April 3, a wildfire broke out in the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve in southeast Nicaragua. The government’s slow and inadequate response to the fire marked the beginning of a struggle that continues to this day.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining, Public Participation | 23 April 2018

Supporting Cajamarca’s fight to defend its territory from mining

Cajamarca is a town in the mountains of central Colombia, often referred to as "Colombia’s pantry” due to its great agricultural production. In...read more

Capacity Building, Public Participation | 20 October 2017

After the Mexico City earthquake, a call to create a better city

About a month ago, on September 19, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the heart of Mexico City. In the quake’s aftermath, on top of all the...read more

Capacity Building, Public Participation | 26 September 2017

Lessons in Strength and Solidarity from the Mexico City Earthquake

Seconds before 1:15 p.m. on September 19, the Earth reminded us just how fragile life is. As soon as we felt the first movement, and the seismic...read more

Climate Change, Public Participation | 29 August 2017

Latin America advances on climate change

Though the United States is no longer committed to the fight against climate change, Latin America is making much needed progress. Countries...read more

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