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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.

Brazil: Exxon Mobil sparks oil spill fears

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U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil is seeking to drill 11 wells in a marine area near the estuary of the São Francisco River in eastern Brazil. 52 conservation areas and a barrier reef are affected. The company has started training local fishermen to deal with any spill. Local communities are not being properly consulted.

Where We Mine: Resource Politics in Latin America

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As the drive to expand renewable energy capacity speeds up, there is a rush for lithium and other materials around the world. What will the expansion of rare earth mining in Latin America mean for the indigenous communities and workers who have historically borne the harms of extractivism?

Peru: Stand with Máxima

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A classic David-and-Goliath story, MAXIMA follows the efforts of an indigenous Peruvian farmer and activist, Máxima Acuña, in her battle to protect her land, water and dignity.

Haitians revolt against president’s ‘state terrorism’

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Haiti is not unfamiliar with violent uprisings. However, since the US-backed installation of Jovenel Moïse in 2004, unrest has been relentless, with violence and repression reaching a bloody crescendo in recent weeks.

The Amazon: Covid-19 exploited to get power lines built

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Plans to build a massive EHV 230 kV power line 225 kms long from Óbidos in Pará state across the Amazon river to Parintins...

Venezuela: vultures circle key oil asset

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Venezuela, whose economy is already in dire straits thanks to US sanctions and its own mismanagement, risks losing control of the Texas-based oil company...

The Condor and the Eagle

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The Condor and the Eagle (2019) is a prize-winning documentary film directed by Sophie and Clément Guerra, about the collective struggle of ...

Tekoha Sauce: community fights to recover land at Itaipú

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Written for LAB by William Costa 'We were very happy when we lived on the banks of the Paraná River. We had our houses, we...

Mexico: more than 800 socio-environmental conflicts since 2006

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A project called 'Talking to Goliath' has mapped social and environmental conflicts across the length and breadth of Mexico, caused by the development, expansion...

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