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Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 19 June 2013

UN Representative on Indigenous Peoples asked to investigate human rights violations caused by Panama’s Barro Blanco dam

A total of 12 civil society organizations urged the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, to conduct a formal investigation into the human rights...read more

Human Rights, Toxic Pollution | 6 May 2013

Report on the situation in La Oroya (Peru): When investor protection threatens human rights

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented a balance of the controversial case of industrial pollution.read more

| 12 April 2013

Groups seek investigation into Mexico’s approval of four “mega resorts”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2013 Media contacts: Mexico Sandra Moguel, [email protected] , +52 (164) 621-02353 USA Sarah Burt,...read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 8 February 2013

The declaration of Santurbán as a Regional Natural Park is a start toward complying with the prohibition on mining in páramos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 Media contacts: Astrid Puentes Riaño, AIDA Co-Director, [email protected] , +52-55 5212-0141 Paulo...read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 29 November 2012

Amidst criticism, BNDES approves unprecedented loan for controversial Belo Monte dam in Brazilian Amazon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Media Contacts: Astrid Puentes, AIDA, [email protected] , +52 1-55 2301-6639 Brent Millikan,...read more

Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 16 August 2012

Belo Monte Dam Suspended by Brazilian Appeals Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Brent Millikan, International Rivers [email protected] , +55 61 8153-7009 Andrew Miller, Amazon...read more

| 16 July 2012

World Bank Group Opens Case on Eco Oro Minerals Gold Mine in Fragile Colombian Wetlands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Astrid Puentes Riaño, Co-Director, AIDA, (+52) 155-2301-6639, [email protected] Kristen Genovese, CIEL...read more

Grandes Represas, Fuentes de Agua Dulce, Derechos Humanos | 28 June 2012

Leaders of Brazilian movement opposed to controversial Belo Monte dam threatened with imprisonment, for Lawful Protests

International Groups Denounce Attempts to Criminalize Civil Society Leaders before OAS and UN Human Rights Bodies.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 13 June 2012

Complaint filed against World Bank Group for funding Eco Oro Minerals gold mine in fragile Colombian wetlands

Downstream community submits complaint to the IFC’s Ombudsman.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 25 May 2012

Belo Monte Dam controversy to be part of UN’s Review of Brazil’s Human Rights Record

Central to this debate will be the multiple claims of human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam, slated for the Xingu River in Brazil.read more

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