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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

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 25 October 2010

Victory: Biosphere Reserve in Baja California Saved from Toxic Mine

Known as an “ecological treasure house,” the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve at the southern tip of Baja California will not be spoiled by toxic...read more

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 29 September 2010

Combating Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs)

You encounter them every day: soot from auto exhaust and burning wood (black carbon), gases that make refrigerators and air conditioners cool (...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2009

La Oroya before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

In an effort to compel the Peruvian government to resolve the health crisis in La Oroya, AIDA appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2009

La Oroya triumphed in the Constitutional Court, but the ruling was not implemented

In 2006, the Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal recognized that high levels of pollution in La Oroya were causing serious health problems for the local...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 19 August 2009

Inter-American Commission admits case on human rights violations in La Oroya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2009 IACHR Will Examine Case Against Peru for Violating the Human Rights of Residents of La Oroya, A City...read more

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