Bad news: the government has approved the energy companies' environmental impact report.
Self-defence units are springing up all over Mexico.The Peña Nieto government has signed a pact legalizing many of them, but will it be able to control their activities?
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?
As election approaches, indigenous leaders face mounting pressure
Colombian community leaders face threats and attacks, as the case of a community in the Choco region shows.
Legal battles in the United States are obscuring the fact that communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon have received no compensation from Texaco/Chevron for environmental damage caused over 20 years.
Villagers on the Tapajos river have won a partial victory in their pursuit of land security.
Against all the odds, peasant families have won rights to their land, despite Brazilian government plans for a large hydroelectric dam on their river.
August's 'Agrarian and Popular Strike' highlighted the failures of the NPA and the Santos government's policies.
Communities on the Marañon river are planning resistance to hydro-electric projects being bull-dozed through by the government and the mining companies.

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