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Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 20 October 2016

Peru begins testing La Oroya residents affected by toxic pollution

In May 2016, the IACHR required the Peruvian State to protect the life and integrity of 14 additional people affected by the heavy pollution of La Oroya’s metal smelter. Just last week, medical examinations began to evaluate the levels of heavy metals in the beneficiaries.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 14 September 2016

Supporting Mayan beekeepers in their struggle against GMO soy

We're representing indigenous Mayan beekeepers seeking to preserve their traditional knowledge and maintain their livelihood, which is being affected by the large-scale production of genetically modified soy adjacent to their community.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Toxic Pollution | 7 August 2016

NGOs call on Mexico to protect Mayan beekeeping communities affected by cultivation of genetically modified soy

The lives, health, and integrity of indigenous people are threatened by deforestation and contamination of their land caused by the cultivation of genetically modified soy.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 18 July 2016

Statement from AIDA and APRODEH on the International Arbitration Ruling in La Oroya

The Peruvian government must adequately address the environmental, public health and employment situation in La Oroya.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 July 2016

Peru must find a comprehensive and sustainable solution for La Oroya

We call on the President-elect of Peru to take into account, in any assessment of or decision about La Oroya, the rights of the population affected by the city’s severe pollution.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 30 May 2016

Mexico City: Air Pollution Points to Climate Solutions

By Laura Yaniz, AIDA social media manager (originally published in Animal Político ) Smog causes continuous environmental alerts in Mexico City. But...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 10 May 2016

IACHR urges Peru to protect 14 additional people affected by pollution in La Oroya

The Commission did so by extending the precautionary measures originally granted in 2007. The decision arrives six years after it was requested, and confirms the severity of health deterioration in La Oroya.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

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 28 January 2016

My first visit to La Oroya

By Rodrigo da Costa Sales, AIDA attorney “What do you think of La Oroya?” a local resident asked me the first time we met. Honestly, I wasn’t quite...read more

Freshwater Sources, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 30 December 2015

10 Environmental Victories Latin America Applauded in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to draw your attention to the environmental stories and successes that make us so proud to do what we do. Our...read more

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