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Capacity Building, Climate Change, Fracking, Public Participation, Toxic Pollution | 27 October 2014

Stopping the spread of fracking in Latin America

“Fracking” is short for hydraulic fracturing, a process used to extract oil and natural gas from historically inaccessible reservoirs. Fracking is...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 1 September 2014

People harmed by environmental contamination in La Oroya have been waiting for seven years for the State to guarantee their rights

In 2007, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Peruvian State to provide medical care and institute environmental controls. These measures have yet to be implemented fully and the health of the affected people continues to deteriorate.read more

Mining, Toxic Pollution | 19 August 2014

Pilcomayo: El río de los pájaros herido por la minería

By Ariel Pérez Castellón, lawyer AIDA For hundreds of years, the Pilcomayo has been essential to the life of at least twenty indigenous peoples...read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 13 December 2013

Victory: Ecuador’s High Court Orders Halt to Contamination from Palm Oil Production

Palm oil plantations are threatening the biodiversity of Chocó, an ancient forest in Ecuador. The companies managing these plantations have caused...read more

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2013

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: A great opportunity to put the brakes on climate change

By Florencia Ortuzar, legal advisor, AIDA While many of us are alarmed by climate change and its already tangible effects, concern becomes even...read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 14 November 2013

Almost 16,000 people urge Colombian President Santos to demarcate the Santurbán páramo

In a petition to the Presidency and the Ministry of Environment, thousands of people are calling on the government to define the boundaries of this fragile ecosystem at a scale of 1:25,000 as required by Colombian legislation.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 6 May 2013

Report on the situation in La Oroya (Peru): When investor protection threatens human rights

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented a balance of the controversial case of industrial pollution.read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 8 February 2013

The declaration of Santurbán as a Regional Natural Park is a start toward complying with the prohibition on mining in páramos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 Media contacts: Astrid Puentes Riaño, AIDA Co-Director, [email protected] , +52-55 5212-0141 Paulo...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 4 April 2012

Peru’s efforts to require La Oroya clean up should not be chilled by investment arbitration

A statement from the international organizations Earthjustice, the Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), and Public Citizen.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 5 December 2010

Protecting the health of La Oroya's residents from toxic pollution

For just under a century, a metal smelter has spewed toxic clouds full of heavy metals over the densely populated city of La Oroya, in the Peruvian...read more

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