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
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
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
This article is republished courtesy of Latin American Bureau, the original article can be found here. In the local language, Zo’é means‘we, people like us’, as distinct from kirahis, ‘outsiders, non-indigenous’. The language is a branch (specifically sub-group... Read Article
Indigenous groups in Brazil are calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for genocide and ecocide. The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples from Brazil (APIB) filed a statement with the ICC accusing the Bolsonaro... Read Article
In genre-bending Dirtigol, Luis Manuel Claps sets out to document the ‘Esquel effect’, the wave of organised resistance to large-scale industrial mining which spread across Argentina and beyond following a 2003 referendum on the installation of a gold... Read Article
The Amazon has long done its part to balance the global carbon budget, but a new study has revealed it is now emitting more carbon than it captures.
This article is republished with permission from Amnesty International UK’s website. Berta Cáceres, tenacious environmental and human rights activist, was shot dead in her own home in Honduras in March 2016. Having campaigned tirelessly to protect indigenous communities... Read Article