News & Multimedia from 2000

El BID Recibe Criticas por sus Politicas de Energia que Aceleran el Cambio Climatico e Ignora las Necesidades de la Ciudadania

March 24, 2000 | Press Release

New Orleans, LA – Una coalición de organizaciones de la sociedad civil de América Latina y el Caribe dijeron que los grandes proyectos energéticos financiados por la institución de desarrollo más grande de la región está dañando el medioambiente, está acelerando el cambio climático y han fracasado al no satisfacer las necesidades energéticas de los habitantes más pobres y de las zonas rurales. [...]More »

Gore Campaign Stumbles over Threat to Tribe

March 13, 2000 | THE TIMES [London]

Mr Gore has refused to answer environmentalists' calls to intercede or to talk to the press about the U'wa case. [...]More »

14 Arrested in Tigard Business Protest About 70 People Gather at Fidelity's Office, Objecting to the Company's Investments in Oil Drilling in Colombia

March 11, 2000 | the Oregonian

Tigard - To the beating of red plastic buckets and the chanting of "Stop the drilling; Stop, stop the killing," about 70 people crowded the entrances to the office of Fidelity Investments Friday morning, protesting the company's investment in a Los Angeles-based petroleum company.  Police arrested 14 protesters, who chained themselves inside the office, on accusations of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. [...]More »

Questioning Gore's Integrity

March 6, 2000 | ABC News Internet

Los Angeles — Al Gore says he’s the environmental candidate. He wrote a best-selling book on it, and it’s a central part of his presidential campaign. “I will not let you down,” stated Gore when he spoke at the League of Conservation Voters in New York on Feb. 24. [...]More »

Enviros Question Gore’s Commitment in a N.Y. Times Ad Expose V.P.’s "Deep Ties" to Occidental Petroleum Gore Urged to Act in Defense of the U’wa People of Colombia

March 6, 2000 | Press Release

Escalating a campaign questioning Vice President Al Gore’s environmental commitment, environmental organizations today placed a full-page ad in the west coast edition of the New York Times. [...]More »

Thousands of Colombians Resume Blockades Near Planned Oil Well Standoff With Oxy Escalating Solidarity March Today In Bogota

February 25, 2000 | Press Release

Rallying behind the struggle of the U'wa people of Colombia, at least 2,500 people have arrived during the past week in the small community of Gibraltar, in the department of North Santander. The town is approximately 6 kilometers from the site of the first well planned by Los-Angeles based Occidental Petroleum (Oxy). [...]More »

Thousands of U'was and Supporters Resume Blockades English translation of U'wa Communique

February 21, 2000 | Press Release

As a result of the recent events that have occurred in U'wa territory, due to the violent military and police intervention, that in past days took the lives or three of our children and resulted in the disappearance of five indigenous brothers, demonstrations of solidarity for our community have continued to grow. [...]More »

Fight for Identity, Justice "RESPECT OUR TERRITORY': Colombian Indians are Fighting to Keep Oil Drillers Out, but They're Losing Public Support and Their Battle with the Government

February 21, 2000 | St. Petersburg Times

Cubara, Colombia - Roberto Perez feels defeated.  And it's not just because he is winded and sweating after climbing a steep mountain slope near this ranching and farming town. Behind him, on a wide, rugged pasture, orange plastic flags mark ground zero in a nine-year battle between the U'wa Indians and Occidental Petroleum. [...]More »

General Strike in Effect in U’wa Region in Colombia Dead Children Named, One Body Found In Washington, OXY Admits Payments to Guerrillas

February 17, 2000 | Press Release

Responding to the recent use of force by the Colombian National Police against the peaceful U’wa, rural workers throughout the region began a general strike on February 15. [...]More »

Oil Spill in Desaguadero: the Increase and Growth of Oil Disasters

February 16, 2000 | NOTICIAS FOBOMADE

Economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts of oil company activities in Bolivia are increasingly negative and growing. This situation can firstly be attributed to the control and environmental checks on oil company activities by the responsible government agents, in particular the Vice Ministry of Hydrocarbons, is practically non-existent. [...]More »

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