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Voz IX: ‘I watched as bonfires of books and papers were...

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In August last year, with the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état in Chile fast approaching, Tom Gatehouse interviewed his father Mike Gatehouse about his experiences of being arrested by the military and taken to the National Stadium, and continuing to campaign for human rights.

Colombia: courageous fight against oil polluters

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Interviewed by Mongabay, Yuly Velásquez, a local fisher and president of an environmental organization, has spent years documenting water contamination and corruption linked to the Ecopetrol refinery in Colombia and she faces consistent threats and attacks.

El Salvador: state of deception

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A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, warns that governemnt attacks on water defenders and others likely herald a return to metal mining, banned in the country since 2017. The IPS report also examines the increasing authoritarianism of the Bukele government and the new cllimate of fear it is inducing.

The Resistance of Argentine Memory in the Milei era

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As Javier Milei prepares to take office, attacks on human rights, memory and the street tiles which mark arrests and disappearances are increasing.

Staying true to the victims of the Argentine dictatorship

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This new documentary by Ulises de la Orden takes us to the heart of the courtroom using original footage from Argentina’s post-dictatorship trials. The...

Most dangerous for environmental defenders

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At least 177 environmental defenders were killed last year globally, according to a new report from Global Witness. At least 155 of them were in Latin America. Colombia topped the list with 60 murders, Brazil had 34, Honduras 14.

Ecomemoria: trees, memory and defiance

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Ecomemoria's mission is to create an ecological reserve, a site of historical memory, through the planting of a tree for each of the disappeared and politically executed victims of state terrorism in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship.

Colombia: corporate claims vs human rights

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Glencore, owner of the vast Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia, is using the grotesque Investor State Dispute Settlement process to prevent the Colombian government from protecting its own citizens and environment. Jen Moore was part of an international delegation to study this problem.

Preserving memory in post-dictatorship Argentina

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'The photos of the disappeared belong to all of us.’ This is one of the phrases that opens Piotr Cieplak’s documentary (Dis) Appear about the last civic-military dictatorship that took place in Argentina.

Honduras legalizes emergency contraception

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Following more than 13 years of prohibition and a year of demands by feminist activists, Honduras’ first female president, Xiomara Castro, legalized emergency contraception pills without exceptions

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