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Energy & Fuel

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...

Brazil to build power line across indigenous land

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The Brazilian state of Roraima is currently dependent for 70 percent of its power on Venezuela’s Guri hydroelectric dam. But socioeconomic chaos...

Belo Monte dam: conflict in the Amazon

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The Belo Monte dam, now under construction in the Amazon, is heralded as an abundant power source for Brazil’s burgeoning economy. But critics...

The Battle of Belo Monte

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On 12 January 2014, TV Folha broadcast a special programme 'The Battle of Belo Monte' a live reporting of the largest and most controversial...

Costs: local people speak about the impact of hydroelectric dams on...

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As a response to the current investment in large hydroelectric dams as a foundation for Brazil's 'sustainable' economic growth, 'Costs' addresses the impacts...

The ashes of Belo Monte

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The massive destruction of forest to make way for the Belo Monte dam and associated roads, reservoir and channels. Video: Repórter Brasil 2015 (in Portuguese)

Ecuador: I’m a defender of the forest, which gives us life,...

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The struggle of an indigenous Amazonian people in defence of their rights and the land on which they live, in Sarayaku, Ecuador -- against...

Ecuador: ‘Crudo’ – film about the fight against Chevron

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Film. Crudo ('Crude oil'). Directed by Joe Berlinger. Red Envelope & Entendre Films. 1hr 44mins. 2009. English subtitles.

Ecuador: the Kichwa people of Sarayaku vs the government and the...

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A few years ago, the Ecuadorian government gave an oil company permission to drill for oil on land belonging to the Sarayaku...

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...

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