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Panoramic view of La Oroya, Peru, in 2016.

Human Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 15 April 2024

Community of La Oroya wins landmark ruling to stop environmental damage in Latin America

After more than 20 years, the residents of the town of La Oroya in the Peruvian Andes have found justice, opening a major new avenue for protecting a healthy environment throughout the more

Aerial view of Kawésqar National Reserve, Chile

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Oceans | 4 April 2024

The Kawésqar people and the defense of their "maritorio" in Chile

The maritorio is a concept and also a way of inhabiting and understanding the world. It evokes the image of "territory", but seen from and in the more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams, Mining | 4 March 2024

Defending the Volta Grande do Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon

Since 2015, this region has been the target of large extractive projects that threaten the livelihoods and physical and cultural survival of traditional peoples and more

Siecha Lagoons, Chingaza National Natural Park, Colombia.

Climate Change, Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 26 February 2024

Forest fires: How can we help prevent them?

It is essential that governments, businesses and citizens work as a team to protect forests and promote a culture that cares for the environment and all more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 20 February 2024

Lithium unveiled: Origins, extraction and environmental implications

Lithium mining is threatening South America's salt flats, affecting local water availability and threatening the survival of communities and species living around these fragile more

Plenaria de cierre de la la vigésimo octava Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (COP28) en Dubai.

Climate Change, Human Rights | 31 January 2024

After COP28 in Dubai: The complex road to Baku and Belém

The fact that for the first time in almost 30 years all fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) were mentioned in the main decision of the meeting represents a before and after in climate more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans | 31 January 2024

Our vision for a just future

From our regional perspective, we will continue to contribute to solutions that center nature and communities, and that effectively address the continent’s social and environmental more

Amazon rainforest

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 30 January 2024

The triple planetary crisis: What is it and what can we do about it?

It refers to three interrelated problems: climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. Each of these problems is a crisis with its own causes and effects, but all three more

Yasuní National Park in the Amazon, Ecuador.

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans | 20 December 2023

10 positive advances for the environment in Latin America in 2023

As we close 2023, let’s celebrate the agreements, decisions, and milestones that give us hope as we continue to defend the planet and all the creatures that call it more

Salinas Grandes, Argentina

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 13 November 2023

"Water is worth more than lithium": Resistance against an unjust energy transition

The social resistance to constitutional reform in Jujuy is also resistance to a global trend that seeks the permanence of extractivist models that violate human more


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