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A platter of fresh seafood

| 3 March 2014

Responsible fishing: Preserving our fish stocks for future generations

By Gladys Martínez, AIDA legal advisor What could be better than a plate of ceviche or fried fish and patacones (plantain chips)? OK, I must confess that I’m a sucker for seafood! And that’s why more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources | 25 February 2014

Mexico takes action to protect its wetlands from unsustainable development

AIDA and the members of the National Wetlands Committee have won a big victory after years of legal work to protect Mexico’s estuaries, coral reefs, mangroves and other wetlands. On February 4, more


| 27 January 2014

Air pollution in Latin America and its effect on our health and climate

By Héctor Herrera, AIDA legal advisor and coordinator of the Network for Environmental Justice in Colombia, @RJAColombia According more

| 27 January 2014

Mexico Threatens to Dam a River of Life

Every June 24, the Cora indigenous community celebrates the Day of San Juan. Gathering on the banks of a full-flowing river in western Mexico, they swap figures of the saint and offer him flowers more

| 13 January 2014

Mandela: lessons in tribal leadership to effectively protect the environment

“It always seems impossible until it becomes reality.” —Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela died one month ago. Much has been written about him since then, and he has been globally honored like none more

| 9 December 2013

Environmental Impact Assessments Necessary for Informed Consent

In January 2009, Muriel Mining Corporation moved into the department of Chocó, Colombia to launch Mandé Norte, a project for the exploration and development of copper, gold, molybdenum and more

Photo: Xingu River, one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon. Credit: José María Veramendi

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 9 December 2013

Lives of no return: Stories behind the construction of Belo Monte

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi When you start the descent by plane to the city of Altamira more

Pollution in Madrid, Spain

Climate Change, Toxic Pollution | 2 December 2013

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: A great opportunity to put the brakes on climate change

By Florencia Ortuzar, legal advisor, AIDA While many of us are alarmed by climate change and its already tangible effects, concern becomes even greater when learning the fact that all the more

Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 25 November 2013

Report from COP19: Warsaw, Poland

A terrifying nightmare came true before their eyes. Waves of up to seven meters (23 feet), propelled by winds that reached 315 kilometers per hour (196 miles per hour), caught the inhabitants of more

Dead mangrove forests

| 25 November 2013

Latin America and its little-known biodiversity

By Tania Paz, general assistant, AIDA, @TaniaNinoshka Latin America and the Caribbean stretches over more than two billion hectares , more


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