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Coral reefs, Oceans | 21 December 2013

Mexican government breaches international commitments to put Veracruz Reef System at risk

Organizations denounce the incident to the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the protection of wetlands. By modifying the boundaries of the coral reef national park, the more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 21 November 2013

Mexico’s government is held internationally accountable for authorizing tourism infrastructure in the Gulf of California

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) called on Mexican authorities to respond by January 8, 2014 to a complaint of breaching environmental legislation in the permits for four more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 14 November 2013

Almost 16,000 people urge Colombian President Santos to demarcate the Santurbán páramo

In a petition to the Presidency and the Ministry of Environment, thousands of people are calling on the government to define the boundaries of this fragile ecosystem at a scale of 1:25,000 more

| 25 October 2013

Brazilian Federal Court rules for public scrutiny over BNDES loans

Unprecedented decision calls for transparency in use of taxpayer funds, critics more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 11 September 2013

Indigenous rights controversies around Belo Monte consume Brazilian judicial system

Dam license could be suspended due to violations of social and environmental more

Indigenous Rights | 30 August 2013

Groups support challenge to dam project in Panama for violating indigenous rights

Amicus brief highlights unlawful consultation more

| 17 July 2013

México failed to attend the Green Climate Fund’s fourth Board meeting

Senator Ernesto Cordero, Mexico’s representative on the Board, must be held accountable for his failure to attend a key event for establishing financial support for fighting climate more

| 4 July 2013

World Bank investment in Eco Oro Minerals in Colombia to be audited

Decision supports complainants’ arguments that the International Financial Corporation did not adequately evaluate the environmental and social impacts of company’s project in more

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 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 more


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