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| 7 May 2015

Organizations ask for immediate suspension of aerial fumigations of glyphosate and other chemicals in Colombia

A citizen petition was released by the website Change.org addressed to President Juan Manuel Santos and the National Narcotics Council. It requested that such fumigations are suspended because they...read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 29 April 2015

Colombian government must immediately suspend the use of glyphosate

Glyphosate, the herbicide used to eradicate crops considered illicit in Colombia, has been classified as a substance probably carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.read more

| 28 April 2015

Citizens' petition urges Mexican government to revoke authorizations set to harm protected areas

Petition open for signatures on Change.org requests that CONANP and SEMARNAT stop the pending use of explosives in Los Tuxtlas rainforest reserve, and avoid the destruction of the country’s largest...read more

Mining, Oceans | 14 April 2015

Don Diego mining project poses grave risk to Mexican marine ecosystem

AIDA’s formal comments on the Environmental Impact Statement for the phosphate-mining project, proposed in a Baja California Sur bay, point to insufficient information about safeguards for the...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 17 March 2015

Organizations request that the IACHR strengthen State obligations to supervise corporate activities that violate human rights

In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, they highlighted the opportunities that the Commission has to address the problem through the creation, implementation and...read more

| 19 February 2015

Geneva Conference must give clarity to climate finance

We hope the Geneva session concludes with a negotiating text that provides clarity for predictable and sustainable financing.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 10 February 2015

UN registered Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam temporarily suspended over non-compliance with Environmental Impact Assessment

In a landmark decision, Panama’s National Environmental Authority (ANAM) temporarily suspended the construction of the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam yesterday over non-compliance with its...read more

| 2 February 2015

New law protects Panama Bay Wetland Wildlife Refuge

On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, the President of Panama will approve a national law that bestows protected-area status on Panama Bay Wetland Wildlife Refuge.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 3 November 2014

Organizations asked that the IACHR urge the Colombian State to comply with international obligations, to declare a moratorium on mining and energy projects, and establish a Working Group between authorities and the affected communities

They also asked that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urge the State to adequately attend to the victims of the forced displacement caused by the “development” projects, and to...read more

| 15 October 2014

Organizations alert World Bank to risks of Colombian mining investment

Delegation explains to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a branch of the World Bank Group, illegalities and possible harms to people and the environment from Eco Oro Mineral’s Angostura...read more

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