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| 10 October 2014

Tri-national organization to investigate Mexico for environmental enforcement in Gulf of California development

The Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recommended a thorough investigation of Mexico’s systemic failure to enforce its environmental law when authorizing the...read more

| 30 September 2014

Mexico illegally authorizes hydropower dam

The permit for the project on the San Pedro Mezquital River violates national and international environmental and human rights laws.read more

| 22 September 2014

Climate Marchers to Global Leaders: No dirty energy in the Green Climate Fund

Thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City yesterday demanding a financial commitment to clean energy and climate-resilient solutions.read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 1 September 2014

People harmed by environmental contamination in La Oroya have been waiting for seven years for the State to guarantee their rights

In 2007, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Peruvian State to provide medical care and institute environmental controls. These measures have yet to be implemented fully...read more

| 6 August 2014

NGOs fight to defend Panama’s rivers

Panama NGOs have called on the National Environmental Authority to repeal a resolution that threatens watersheds and allows large-scale projects such as hydroelectric dams to use up to 90% of the...read more

Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 2 July 2014

Organizations submit amicus curiae brief to Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court, demonstrating that Congressional authorization of the Belo Monte Dam is illegal

The authorization violates national and international law because the communities affected by the project were not consulted. Construction of the dam continues, causing harms to people, communities...read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 6 May 2014

Organizations come out in defense of the Veracruz Reef System

Technical and legal arguments are submitted in support of a lawsuit against modifying the boundaries of the Veracruz Reef System National Park in eastern Mexico, a site protected by international...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 7 April 2014

Colombia’s Ministry of Environment unveils the demarcation of the Santurbán Páramo without specifying details of the measurements

With the water supply of millions of people at risk, we urge the ministry to publish details of the demarcation and ensure that this fragile ecosystem remains free of large-scale mining operations.read more

| 25 March 2014

Brazilian judicial abuses questioned on anniversary of military coup

Human rights commission hears case questioning state use of dictatorship-era legal device.read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 24 March 2014

Organizations alert the United Nations that construction of the Las Cruces hydropower plant will violate human rights in Nayarit, Mexico

UN Special Rapporteurs are asked to urge the Mexican government to guarantee the rights of indigenous peoples and coastal communities that would be affected by the project.read more

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