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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

Belo Monte Dam

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 26 January 2018

Brazil and the example that should be followed

Given this good start to the year, it will be essential to ensure the effective implementation of Brazil’s decision.read more

Paramos

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 January 2018

Eight key themes for Colombia’s environmental agenda in 2018

For Colombia, 2017 was a year marked by debate on the right of communities to be consulted about decisions that affect their territories and ecosystems.read more

Turtle Island

Oceans | 15 January 2018

Sea turtle populations show sign of a comeback

The appearance of these turtles on Central American beaches, among other such events, demonstrates the success of small-scale conservation efforts, and the need for them to continue.read more

The small town of Cajamarca, Colombia

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 5 January 2018

10 advances for Latin America’s environment in 2017

Although 2017 was a challenging year for environmental defense globally, there have been many advances in the region that are worth celebrating.read more

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