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Belo Monte

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 16 March 2016

Belo Monte: the river may be dying but the search for justice never will

“The river is dead!” exclaimed Raimundo as we navigated in his motorboat from Altamira toward the big bend of the Xingu River. From my perch in Raimundo’s boat, it was easy to see how bleak the...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 14 March 2016

Remembering Berta Cáceres before the Green Climate Fund

On March 3, Berta Cáceres, an indigenous rights defender in Honduras, was assassinated. As a leader of COPINH...read more

Freshwater Sources, Public Participation | 22 February 2016

The Invaluable Legacy of Douglas Tompkins

By Florencia Ortúzar, AIDA attorney On December 8 th , one of the last pristine places on the planet, Patagonia, lost one of its greatest protectors, Douglas Tompkins . At 72 years old, the...read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 3 February 2016

Worth Protecting: Mexico’s Marismas Nacionales

By Anna Miller, AIDA writer On Mexico’s northern Pacific coast, verdant mangroves reach their roots into the shallow soil, drink up the sweet, fresh water flowing from the mountains, and shelter the...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 28 January 2016

My first visit to La Oroya

By Rodrigo da Costa Sales, AIDA attorney “What do you think of La Oroya?” a local resident asked me the first time we met. Honestly, I wasn’t quite sure how to respond. Quickly sensing my discomfort...read more

Coral with bleaching

Coral reefs, Public Participation | 26 January 2016

Coral Reefs and the Unintended Impacts of Tourism

By Camila Cossio, former AIDA intern During my internship in AIDA’s San Jose office, I met up one day with a friend from the States for lunch. She told me about her trip visiting the beaches of Costa...read more

COP21 Panel

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Human Rights | 5 January 2016

5 Recommendations for Integrating Climate Action into the Financial Sector

by Astrid Puentes Riaño This blog was produced in collaboration with Andrea Rodriguez, AIDA’s lead climate change attorney. During the Paris climate talks, I had the honor of participating in a panel...read more

Freshwater Sources, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 30 December 2015

10 Environmental Victories Latin America Applauded in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to draw your attention to the environmental stories and successes that make us so proud to do what we do. Our attorneys work tirelessly to defend the right to a...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Large Dams | 18 December 2015

Urging the Brazilian National Development Bank to Invest Responsibly

The flow of the Xingú river in the Brazilian Amazon is diminishing to a trickle, while the rainforest around it disappears. Fish and other animals are scarcely seen, and many residents of the river...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 10 December 2015

COP21: Mainstreaming Climate Change within Financial Institutions

Financial institutions are crucial players in the global fight against climate change. In order for countries around the world to successfully pursue low-carbon and climate-resilient development,...read more

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