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Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 29 November 2016

In the Hamlet of Mïratu, the Juruna mourn the death of Jarliel

By Marcelo Salazar, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) AIDA translation of a blog originally published by ISA Jarliel died while diving for fish in water 25 meters deep. One of his brothers blames more

Green Climate Fund side event

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change | 29 November 2016

Climate finance advances, but lacks ambition

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) was held in Morocco from November 7-18, 2016. The delegates made progress on issues related more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 4 November 2016

The fight against climate change: Time to turn promises into action

The Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force today. Nations must now implement the commitments that made this global consensus possible, and work to make them even more ambitious. more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 28 October 2016

Belo Monte: Fueling Our Fight for Justice

By María José Veramendi Villa Even as the turbines of the Belo Monte Dam have begun turning, the fight for justice continues. The ongoing operation of the world’s third largest dam—corrupt more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 13 October 2016

Bleeding Green Hearts: The constant state of danger for environmental activists in Latin America

“Wake up humanity, there is no time left!” Berta Cáceres, Goldman Prize acceptance speech, 2015 By María José Veramendi Villa (originally published more

Farmed salmon food.

| 4 October 2016

Chile’s Salmon Farms: Sustainability is Impossible

By Florencia Ortúzar Chile is the second largest producer of salmon in the world. For more than 20 years, the industry has put profit above environmental protection. In the absence of more

Good luck!

Oceans, Public Participation | 27 September 2016

Celebrating hope for oceans

By Gladys Martínez This month I’m celebrating my tenth anniversary with AIDA. For a decade now, I’ve been working for environmental justice and realizing one of my lifelong dreams: defending more

Climate Change, Public Participation | 22 August 2016

The Olympics and the Record We Mustn't Break

By Florencia Ortúzar Greene, AIDA attorney The 2016 Río Olympics have come to an end. Over the last few weeks, the world has once again borne witness to the greatest achievements of the human body, more

Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 14 August 2016

Brazil & The Olympics: Signs of Danger, Signs of Hope

By Rodrigo da Costa Sales, AIDA attorney As the Brazilian flag was raised at the Rio Olympics to the soft sounds of acoustic guitar, the familiar words of my country’s national anthem struck more

Vigil in front of the OAS

Accountability and Transparency, Indigenous Rights | 9 August 2016

Indigenous People of the Americas Have New Hope for Justice

By Astrid Puentes Riaño (text originally published in more


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