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In The Amazon, Indigenous People Fight to Preserve Way of Life Amid Intrusive Construction

In The Amazon, Indigenous People Fight to Preserve Way of Life Amid Intrusive Construction

April 7, 2014Agência Pública

"Each day more police arrive in our villages, more armed forces. They think they will intimidate us but they never will. We are fighting for our people, our children, our nature. We have to save all this."

River Activists Visit Amazon Villages

April 4, 2014Two Rivers Tribune

The Brazil trip was a political statement of unity that would link the South American villagers with there own efforts to remove four dams from the Klamath River.

Are Brazil's Dams to Blame for Record Floods in Bolivia?

Are Brazil's Dams to Blame for Record Floods in Bolivia?

March 31, 2014NACLA

In recent months, Bolivia's Amazonian region has experienced the most disastrous flooding of the past 100 years. In the past weeks, attention has focused on the role played by two recently-inaugurated Brazilian mega-dams – the Jirau and the San Antonio – in Bolivia's floods.

Peru's Amazon at Risk: "21st Century Oil Firms with 18th Century Laws?"

Peru's Amazon at Risk: "21st Century Oil Firms with 18th Century Laws?"

March 18, 2014The Huffington Post

'We think that there is pressure from the private sector and the authorities within the energy sector to facilitate investment, weakening the environmental legal framework and undermining social and environmental standards,' says Cesar Gamboa, a lawyer from NGO DAR.

In the Chevron Court Case, Ordinary Ecuadorians' Voices Don't Seem to Count

In the Chevron Court Case, Ordinary Ecuadorians' Voices Don't Seem to Count

Chevron is reluctant to give ground to the people affected by the dumping of toxic waste. But they're not going to stop fighting for compensation.

March 18, 2014The Guardian

The Chevron case is something of a parable in two ways: first, it is a lesson about the incandescent response of multinational corporations to any questioning of them; second, it's a reminder how little the voices of campesinos (peasant farmers) and indigenous people in Latin America seem to count in the eyes of the companies that want to make use of their land.

Ending the Flood of Megadams

March 18, 2014Wall Street Journal

Actual construction costs of large dams are globally on average 96% higher than their budgets, and the magnitude of cost overruns hasn't declined. There is also the negative impact on human society and the environment such as flooding, as well as erosion, landslides and loss of fish populations. Then there are cost overruns and debt servicing.

Brazilian Indigenous Leader Slams Amazon Mega-Dams in Paris Protest

Brazilian Indigenous Leader Slams Amazon Mega-Dams in Paris Protest

March 14, 2014Survival International

Indian leader Megaron Kayapó said, "Which rivers will we have for fishing? The Xingu is our river, our supermarket… We live by hunting, fishing, and planting… We have always been against it (Belo Monte), and we will always be against it".

Megadams Are Dismal Investments

March 13, 2014Bloomberg

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has publicly defended Belo Monte against attacks from environmentalists and indigenous groups, calling it a "social investment" that will improve the lives of those in the Amazon. Yet a study published this month suggests that the government-run companies footing most of the bill for Belo Monte may never recoup their investment.

Coalition Opposing Ecuador Oil Block Development Seeks Referendum

Coalition Opposing Ecuador Oil Block Development Seeks Referendum

Over 500,000 Signatures Collected to Request National Referendum

March 13, 2014Wall Street Journal

Quito, Ecuador – A coalition opposing the development of Ecuador's sensitive Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini oil block has collected more than 500,000 signatures to request the government's electoral agency hold a national referendum to decide on the future of the oil. Opponents of the development need to collect about 600,000 signatures before the April 18 deadline, but the environmental coalition, YasUnidos, wants to collect a million.

Indigenous Leader Denounces Peru's Camisea Gas Project Expansion

March 10, 2014Huffington Post

"We - the heads - we haven't approved anything regarding expansion in Lot 88. They say the study has already been approved. So we ask ourselves: who authorized it? No public meeting has been held, nor one workshop, about it."

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