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Building Self-Sufficient Communities in Rio’s Favelas

By Rosie Thornton 12 August, 2022

The favela community of Vale Encantado in Rio de Janeiro are using a biosystem for sewage treatment and solar panels to make their neighbourhood economically and environmentally self-sufficient, while facing down a long-term threat of eviction.  Nestled in... Read Article

Venezuela: gold mining fuels malaria epidemic

By Marielba Núñez 24 June, 2022

How mining, poverty and environmental destruction deepen a health crisis. The Troncal 10 is a road full of huge pot-holes and obstacles that constantly threaten to destroy cars that venture onto it. This ‘trunk road’ leads to Tumeremo,... Read Article

Guatemala: water defenders’ 10-year resistance

By Jen Moore 06 May, 2022

The Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala continues despite threats and violence. In Central America, as in many other parts of the world today, communities are being thrust into life and death struggles up against powerful interests... Read Article

Ecuador: Intag Stands Up To Mining

By Kinga Harasim 21 April, 2022

This article is republished courtesy of Latin American Bureau, the original article can be found here. It is the latest post in LAB’s London Mining Network blog, a partnership initiative between LAB and LMN. It contains a roundup... Read Article