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Chevron, Ecuador and the extractor’s curse – 2

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...

Chevron, Ecuador and the extractor’s curse – 1

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...

Senators’ New Clothes

Argentina’s Senate voted 38 to 31 to reject the law to decriminalise abortion in the early hours of August 9. Outside the Congress building,...

#NiUnaMenos: ‘Now that you see us’

A sea of green washed up in Congress square in central Buenos Aires on the evening of June 4th. The high tide of three...

Unexpected Uprising: The Crisis of Democracy in Nicaragua

May 14, 2018.How did recent protests over social security cuts in Nicaragua turn into a nationwide grassroots mobilization against President Daniel Ortega? This article was...

Colombia: false positives, failed justice

Like Cuba’s Ladies in White and Argentina’s Mothers of the May Plaza before them, Colombia’s Mothers of Soacha continue to do the slow and...

El Salvador: first anniversary of the mining ban

On March 29th, 2017, the small country of El Salvador became the first nation in the world to exercise its sovereign right to say...

Nicaragua: What now?

  Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans marched through the streets of the capital Managua and other cities at the end of April. The demonstrations were in...

Phillip Wearne – a tribute

“The people have spoken – the bastards!” This tribute was first published by Haiti Support Group. These words were muttered by a US Embassy official at...

Brazil: aluminium company owns up to spill

Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte aluminum refining facility in Barcarena municipality, Pará state, has been accused by Brazilian authorities of contaminating the local waters of...

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