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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....

Tapajós under attack 4: Day of Terror in Tapajós river basin

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The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large...

The two faces of Norway’s rainforest policies

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Norway gives billions to Brazil to save the rainforest. At the same time, Norsk Hydro’s operations lead to large emissions of greenhouse gases...

Colombia: What happens when Auntie AngloGold comes to stay?

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AngloGold Ashanti is busily buying land and influence in Cajamarca province, future site of its vast La Colosa mine. Behind the PR, what's really going on?

Bolivia’s lithium coup

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Almost 85 per cent of the world’s lithium reserves are concentrated in the Lithium Triangle along the borderlands of Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. Bolivia’s resources remain largely unexploited. Will Bolivia be able to industrialise Lithium production on its own terms?

Brazil: mines mean murder (again)

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Local leaders in Barcarena, Pará are in fear for their lives, following the murder on Monday 12 March of one of their leaders, 47...

Pumé

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The Pumé people (sometimes called Yaruro) live in  the savanna plains of Venezuela, the Llanos, located west of the Orinoco River. Most Pumé communities...

Peru: four outstanding indigenous leaders

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Profiles of four individuals who have fought mining, logging and land-seizures to protect their communities.

Lithium: draining the desert

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Peine, Chile and Susques, Argentina – Within minutes of driving out of tourist hotspot San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile you are deep in...

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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