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Chevron Hits Out at British Documentary on Oil Pollution in Ecuador

Chevron Hits Out at British Documentary on Oil Pollution in Ecuador

Company upset over short film that uses Pablo Neruda's famous poem on how US corporations treated Latin American countries as empty "banana republics"

June 17, 2015The Guardian

The US oil giant Chevron has attacked the British makers of a short art-house documentary film about oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon featuring the actor Julie Christie reading a Pablo Neruda poem.

Brazil's Belo Monte Dam Puts Livelihood of 2,000 Families at Risk, Prosecutors Say

Federal prosecutors say Norte Energia, the consortium building the $11bn dam, has violated agreed-to items that are endangering locals’ means of survival

June 16, 2015Associated Press

Construction of a massive hydroelectric dam is endangering the livelihoods of at least 2,000 families in Brazil’s Amazon jungle state of Para, according to federal prosecutors who recommend that efforts to move the residents be suspended.

Ecuador's Battle for Environmental Justice Against Chevron

Ecuador's Battle for Environmental Justice Against Chevron

For more than two decades, impoverished indigenous people have been seeking restitution from the oil giant for polluting their region.

June 2, 2015The Nation

The American public is largely uninformed about this epic struggle, even though it's as important as the dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The mainstream US media, when it hasn't ignored the case, has often taken Chevron's side, implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) endorsing the company's view that an alliance of Ecuadoran extortionists and crooked US lawyers is using the corrupt Ecuadoran court system to shake down an innocent corporation. On closer inspection, the truth is totally different.

David and Goliath in the Amazon

June 1, 2015Council on Hemispheric Affairs

As Amazon Watch's Paul Paz y Miño's put the matter, "Chevron deliberately caused a lifetime of suffering and death by polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon to increase its already high profits to obscene levels. Chevron has also inflicted years of abusive lawsuits designed to leave affected communities defenseless and has tried to win by might what it could never win by merit." It is past time for justice for all those harmed by Chevron's greed and irresponsibility.

"We Will Fight to the End"

Amazon tribe would rather die than see their land destroyed by a new dam

May 26, 2015Al Jazeera America

Environmental activists hope that São Luiz do Tapajós will not follow the same course as the Belo Monte, the Xingu River dam that is now nearly complete. Some tribal leaders opposed to that dam were bought off by the government, according to Maíra Irigaray, the Brazil coordinator of the group Amazon Watch. She fears similar tactics will be used here. "Leaders were paid off with boats, cars, cash and bodyguards," she said. "If the leaders took the money, the government won. If the leaders didn’t take the money, [contractors and others involved in dam construction] would spread lies and still manage to break their trust with the community."

Peru Planning to Dam Amazon's Main Source and Displace 1000s

Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impacts

May 26, 2015Al Jazeera America

“We live along the banks of the river,” Madolfo Perez Chumpi, president of the Organization for the Economic Development of Awajun Communities on the Marañón (ODECAM), told me. “Where are we going to plant our manioc? Our plantains? Our maize? Where will we find the fish that swim upriver? This is scary for us, for our children. For the government and the companies this is development, but it’s not [development] for us.”

China Visits Floundering Brazil Bearing Gifts With Strings Attached

China Visits Floundering Brazil Bearing Gifts With Strings Attached

May 22, 2015VICE News

"As with road projects, railways open access to previously remote regions, bringing a flow of migrant workers inevitably followed by deforestation mafias and cattle ranchers, creating a perfect storm of pressures upon the forest and forest peoples," said Christian Poirier, Brazil-Europe Advocacy Director of Amazon Watch.

Dear Li Keqiang: "Please Respect Our Rights and Environment"

Dear Li Keqiang: "Please Respect Our Rights and Environment"

Chinese premier’s visit to Latin America raises concerns about the impacts of mining, oil, agriculture and infrastructure projects

May 19, 2015The Guardian

"We don't accept, and we will not accept, the exploitation of oil in our territories because our vision of the world, our ideas about development, has no place for it," said Manari Ushiga, an indigenous Sapara leader from the Amazon in Ecuador. "It would be better if the Chinese company gave up on these lots. We are not going to accept the end of our lives and the end of the Sapara nation's history and world."

Brazil Plans to "Nationalise" Rainforest in Pioneering Plan to Protect Amazon

May 10, 2015The Independent

"This proposed bill ignores the international commitments made by Brazil to guarantee the rights to participation of indigenous populations in the decision-making process related to the exploitation of the natural resources on the areas they traditionally occupy," said Maira Irigaray, Brazil coordinator for Amazon Watch. "In this sense, this bill is another attempt at diminishing these rights, and reinforcing the predatory exploitation model in Brazil."

Amazonian Tribes Unite to Demand Brazil Stop Hydroelectric Dams

Amazonian Tribes Unite to Demand Brazil Stop Hydroelectric Dams

The Munduruku, Apiaká, Kayabi and Rikbaktsa release joint statement as Brazil steps ups efforts to exploit power of the rivers

April 30, 2015The Guardian

Four Amazonian tribes have joined forces to oppose the construction of hydroelectric dams in their territory as the Brazilian government ramps up efforts to exploit the power of rivers in the world's biggest forest.

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