Eye on the Amazon
  • On Belo Monte, Live from Brasilia

    On Belo Monte, Live from Brasilia

    Indigenous peoples gathered in Brasilia demand binding consultation process from government

    June 6, 2013 – A new document calls for the Brazilian government's official statement declaring whether or not the indigenous group's decision concerning the consultation process, proposed in their meeting with Brazilian ministers, will be respected.

  • From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

    From Bagua to Belo Monte: Preventing "Massacres Foretold"

    June 5, 2013 – Today – June 5th – is the fourth anniversary of one such "massacre foretold" in Peru. This past week, we worried about a similar scenario at the site of the controversial Belo Monte dam in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

  • Amazon Watch Fearless Founder Named Hillary Leadership Laureate

    Amazon Watch Fearless Founder Named Hillary Leadership Laureate

    June 5, 2013 – From a global watch-list on leaders in mid-career whose leadership is exceptional and inspirational, the Institute selected Atossa as its 5th Annual Hillary Laureate awardee for Leadership in Climate Equity.

  • Live from the Amazon: Indigenous Leaders Arrive in Brasília

    Live from the Amazon: Indigenous Leaders Arrive in Brasília

    June 4, 2013 – The 150 indigenous protestors who have staged a courageous nine-day occupation of the Belo Monte dam's main work camp have traveled to Brasilia today to meet in the Presidential Palace with high officials from the Brazilian government.

  • Accompanying Servio to Chevron's "Alternate Reality"

    Accompanying Servio to Chevron's "Alternate Reality"

    June 3, 2013 – I can't think of a better term to describe the world that the Chevron board and CEO are living in than "alternate reality." It certainly must seem that way to Servio Curipoma, who traveled from the Ecuadorian Amazon to confront them.

  • Forget WallyWorld, at Chevron They Live in WatsonWorld

    Forget WallyWorld, at Chevron They Live in WatsonWorld

    May 31, 2013 – While hundreds protested outside the 2013 Chevron Annual Shareholder Meeting holding the largest "pink slip" you've even seen, inside John Watson demonstrated that he is completely divorced from reality

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