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Chevron’s vendetta against justice continues

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Chevron, found liable to pay $9.5billion for pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, has never paid a cent. Instead it pursues a relentless vendetta against lawyers who represented its victims in Ecuador.

Ecuador: Intag stands up to mining

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Intag communities in Ecuador are resisting development of a copper mine at Llurimagua, proposed by Enami and Codelco. In Peru, residents of Aquia, Ancásh, accuse the Antamina mine of encroaching on their land without consultation.

New books from LAB authors

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LAB authors have published three new books - on indigenous communities vs extractive industries in Ecuador; and on the military dictatorship, torture and human rights in Brazil

The shocking impact of abortion prosecutions in Ecuador

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Human Rights Watch has found that Ecuador’s criminalisation of abortion violates human rights and discriminates against Black and Indigenous people.

RECLAMA

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Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian women's heritage/Recuperando y Celebrando la Herencia de las Mujeres Afroecuatorianas Area of work: Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador RECLAMA (Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian women's heritage) is a decolonial,...

Ecuador: we’ve decided – no more mining here!

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Josefina Tunki and Tania Laurini, two leaders of the Shuar Arutam people in Ecuador have received explicit death threats from Federico Velasquez, senior official at Lowell-Solaris, a Canadian owned mining company. The Shuar are opposing a gold and copper project at Warintza in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Ecuador: Cuenca vs the miners

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Residents of Cuenca, in Azuay province, voted overwhelmingly in a 'consulta popular' to ban mining that would affect key water resources. Incoming president Guillermo Lasso may find it hard to ignore this result.

Mining: ISDS – a licence to plunder

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The iniquitous ISDS system allows mining companies to sue Latin American governments for massive amounts of 'compensation' every time their mining activities are blocked by local community opposition or environmental concerns.

Bananas boom while workers pay the price

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Despite Latin America having some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world, the ‘essential’ banana export industry has thrived, while workers have...

The Rights of Nature Movement

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A recent report, published by the Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice, Earth Law Centre and International Rivers has found that the movement to grant legal rights to rivers and the natural environment is rapidly gaining momentum around the world.

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