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Gas Company: Amazon Tribes Vulnerable to "Massive Deaths"

January 20, 2014The Ecologist

Amazon tribes in Peru's rainforest are at risk of "massive deaths" from new diseases to which they lack immunity, gas company Pluspetrol admits – as it tries to expand its Camisea gas project into a Reserve for isolated indigenous people.

Activists Ask Ecuador Not to Drill at Oil Block

Activists Ask Ecuador Not to Drill at Oil Block

Part of ITT block located within country's largest nature reserve

January 17, 2014Wall Street Journal

Quito, Ecuador – Environmental activists called on Ecuador's President Rafael Correa to abandon plans to develop the Ishpingo-Tambocoha-Tiputini oil block. A portion of the ITT oil block, as it is known, is located within Yasuni National Park, the country's largest nature reserve and considered one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

Peru Blocks Plans for New Indigenous Reserve as Oil Production Starts

Culture ministry backtracks after pressure from Perupetro, putting indigenous peoples' lives at risk

January 16, 2014The Guardian

Two key Peruvian state institutions are blocking plans to establish a reserve for indigenous people living in "voluntary isolation" between the Napo and Tigre rivers in the Amazon rainforest.

Amazon Women: On the Front Lines of Grassroots Climate Leadership

Amazon Women: On the Front Lines of Grassroots Climate Leadership

Women activists and leaders have been at the core of the environmental movement since its inception

January 14, 2014Earth Island Journal

Women in leadership positions who are working for environmental and social justice are not only reshaping our world by addressing the issues, they're also fundamentally changing the terrain of our institutions by introducing more effective leadership qualities, and by shifting and transforming our systems from the inside out.

Peru Ignores UN Calls to Suspend Amazon Gas Expansion

Peru Ignores UN Calls to Suspend Amazon Gas Expansion

Government moves one step closer to expand Camisea project despite concerns about impact on indigenous peoples

January 13, 2014The Guardian

The Peruvian government is pushing ahead with plans to expand gas operations in a supposedly protected reserve in the Amazon despite calls by the United Nations to suspend them.

Rain Forest Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon

With outside help, tribes like the Kayapo defend their land against ranchers, loggers, and miners

December 22, 2013National Geographic

Brazil's deforestation rate has stopped; not everywhere, but at the borders of what appears from space to be a green island the size of a small country. The brown spreads around this protected zone in the southern Xingu river basin of Brazil, but doesn't penetrate. These are the borders of the lands of indigenous tribes.

The Battle of Belo Monte

All about the third largest dam in the world

December 21, 2013Folha de S.Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil – Today, the Folha website published the English version of "The Battle of Belo Monte", the first multimedia article from the "All About" series that launched other digital dossiers over 2014.

Oil Industry "Devastating" for Amazon Communities, Warns UN Rapporteur

James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest

December 20, 2013The Guardian

Indigenous people in Peru have suffered "devastating consequences" as a result of extractive industries in the Amazon rainforest, according to the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights.

Ontario Court Revives Chevron Amazon Pollution Case

December 17, 2013The Globe and Mail

Referring to comments from a Chevron spokesman that the company would "fight this until hell freezes over" and then "fight it out on the ice," Justice James MacPherson of the Court of Appeal writes: "Chevron's wish is granted. After all these years, the Ecuadorian plaintiffs deserve to have the recognition and enforcement of the Ecuadorian judgment heard on the merits in the appropriate jurisdiction. At this juncture, Ontario is that jurisdiction."

A Bank That May Be Too Big for Brazil

December 14, 2013Washington Post

Economists and opposition leaders say this focus on Brazil's "national champions" neglects smaller, nimbler firms that are developing new technologies and products to diversify a commodity-dependent economy. They also say that BNDES's huge loans are fueling inflation that the Central Bank of Brazil must scramble to control.

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