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Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 18 November 2019

The oil spill devouring life on Brazil’s beaches

Since late August, oil has been registered at more than 500 points along 2,500 kilometers of coastline in northeastern Brazil. Far from being resolved, the problem is getting worse every day.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 11 November 2019

Air pollution: it damages your health from day one

A multi-city study, the first conducted in Colombia and Latin America, determines the relationship between air pollution and respiratory and circulatory diseases in the population.read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 1 November 2019

Complaint to IACHR on the impacts of the oil spill in Northeastern Brazil

In partnership with Brazilian civil society organizations, AIDA submitted a complaint to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alerting of...read more

Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 14 August 2019

Letters to the Inter-American Commission 10 years after the admission of the case of La Oroya

A call for action from the affected people of La Oroya to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, ten years after their case was first admitted.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 30 July 2019

Communities request international support to save Bolivia’s Poopó and Uru Uru lakes

They call on the Ramsar Convention to visit the lakes and make recommendations for their preservation. The lakes are at grave risk from mining, river diversion and the climate crisis.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 30 April 2019

Clean air and climate justice: the best gifts for our children

My gift for my children this year will be to continue working for better air quality in Mexico City, and to collaboratively build a future in which climate justice is a reality.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Toxic Pollution | 14 February 2019

How fracking's methane leaks aggravate climate change

Instead of perpetuating our dependence on gas, we must invest in a just transition and move into economically sustainable forms of energy, like solar and wind.read more

Mining, Toxic Pollution | 28 January 2019

Mine tailings dams: a history of failures

It’s urgent that the governmental, non-governmental and private sectors do whatever is necessary to avoid more tragedies like those we’ve seen in Brazil.read more

Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 24 January 2019

Mining Arc threatens majestic lands of Southern Venezuela

For decades, one of the greatest socio-ecological tragedies in Latin America has been developing in Venezuela. At AIDA, we’re working to raise awareness of the issue.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 December 2018

Leydy Pech, the guardian of the bees

The expansion of soy cultivation in Leydy’s town—in the Mexican State of Campeche—is killing large areas of tropical forest and indiscriminately spreading toxic pesticides through the land and water.read more

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