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Mining, Toxic Pollution | 28 June 2018

Understanding the true costs of mining in Latin America

Would you accept a business deal that offered you limited profits and infinite expenses?read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 June 2018

The women defending Guatemala’s rivers from large dams

Maria lives in Ixquisis, Guatemala. Last month, she joined with the other women of Ixquisis to speak about the threats the Pojom II and San Andrés dams pose to their way of life.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 8 June 2018

The many reasons we care for our oceans

At AIDA, we work to protect our oceans. It’s not an easy task. But the members of our marine team believe it’s a valuable one.read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 31 May 2018

The flame that ignited Nicaragua’s protests

A wildfire broke out in the Indio Maíz Biological Reserve in southeast Nicaragua. The government’s slow and inadequate response to the fire marked the beginning of a struggle that continues to this...read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 28 May 2018

Did you know coral reefs produce medicine?

Corals have been recognized as an important source of new drugs to treat cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, bacterial infections, viruses and heart disease, among other serious illnesses.read more

Fracking, Human Rights | 27 April 2018

Defending communities from fracking’s advance in Argentina

In Argentina, AIDA and our allies are supporting the efforts of communities and organizations to avoid the damages caused by fracking.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 13 April 2018

The shortsighted expansion of the Port of Veracruz

The powers behind the Port of Veracruz expansion project share a trait all too common in Mexico: a vision of development as the sum of short-term gains.read more

Parrotfish eating algae from corals.

Coral reefs, Oceans | 26 March 2018

To keep corals healthy, we must protect herbivorous fish

In the Caribbean, unsustainable fishing practices are causing a decline in populations of parrotfish (and other herbivorous fish), putting the health of corals at risk.read more

San Pedro Mezquital River

Human Rights | 8 March 2018

Women, water and life: the vital connection

As a woman and an environmental defender, I find it necessary to commemorate the role of women in the protection of our natural heritage.read more

At the entrance to Poopó, the landscape includes pools of mining waste and damaged soil.

Mining, Toxic Pollution | 12 February 2018

Bolivia: What mining leaves behind

For centuries, Bolivia has allowed its economy to depend almost exclusively on the extractive sector, an option that is entirely unsustainable in the medium and long term.read more

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