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Oriximiná: Quilombolas vs the mines 3 — David vs Goliath

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This is the third in a series of four blog-posts, written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 3....

The new face of Latin American farming

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Vast tracts of land are being taken over by powerful investors, many of them from Latin America. Such is the pace, says development expert, Cristobal Kay, that the continent is being transformed before our eyes.

Chevron, Ecuador and the extractor’s curse – 2

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2. The Ecuadorian government: friend or foe? On July 10 2018, two courts, over 2,800 miles apart, came to diametrically opposite conclusions about one of...

Argentina: toxic waste from fracking in Patagonia

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19 December 2018. A major indigenous group in Argentina has filed a criminal complaint against BP subsidiary Pan American Energy for illegally dumping toxic...

Your summer BBQ – devastation for Paraguay

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BBQs across Europe are fuelling one of the world’s most pressing environmental crises, the rampant destruction of the Gran Chaco in South America. An investigation...

The Amazon be dammed: Ecuador’s China connection

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In 2008, Ecuador, led by President Rafael Correa, approved a new constitution based upon Buen Vivir (the ”Good Life”),...

Chevron, Ecuador and the extractor’s curse – 1

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1. Lago Agrio – Ecuador’s Chernobyl On July 10 2018, two courts, over 2,800 miles apart, came to diametrically opposite conclusions about one of the...

Brazil announces end to Amazon mega-dam building policy

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Brazil’s government this week announced a major shift away from its policy of building mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon – a strategy born...

Guatemala: indigenous leaders arrested

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Two indigenous leaders from Huehuetenango are detained for protesting against hydro-electric projects that threaten their communities.

Oriximiná: Quilombolas vs the mines 1– Land: no title, no respect

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This is the first of a series of four blog-posts, written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 1....

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