Eye on the Amazon
  • Don't Cry for Me, Argentina

    Don't Cry for Me, Argentina

    November 2, 2012 – It's been another rough week for Chevron, which got a rude awaking Wednesday morning with news that Ecuadorian indigenous and farmer communities will seek to freeze some $2 billion of the company's assets in Argentina.

  • Peru and Ecuador Set to Auction Off More Amazon for Oil

    Peru and Ecuador Set to Auction Off More Amazon for Oil

    October 29, 2012 – Even as indigenous people struggle to cope with current levels of contamination and illness caused by years of oil production in the Amazon, the governments of Peru and Ecuador are preparing to sell off even more.

  • No Dam Can Take That From Us

    No Dam Can Take That From Us

    October 18, 2012 – After 35 days of protests and 11 days of occupation, the indigenous peoples and traditional groups occupying the Belo Monte construction site have left, with their heads held high. Most of them were heard for the very first time; and that fact alone was already a sign of victory.

  • Indigenous Leaders from Ecuadorian Amazon Honored in Bay Area

    Indigenous Leaders from Ecuadorian Amazon Honored in Bay Area

    Join Us for a Historic Week of Public Events with Amazonian Indigenous Leaders from Sarayaku, Ecuador

    October 15, 2012 – We are honored and excited to invite you to a series of events featuring leaders from the Kichwa community of Sarayaku, who have come to share news of their victory for indigenous self-determination against destructive development.

  • Frontline Journal: The Belo Monte Re-Occupation

    Frontline Journal: The Belo Monte Re-Occupation

    October 11, 2012 – With my heart racing and under a light rain, I climb up the Pimental cofferdam, together with the indigenous warriors who are writing their own history here. Within minutes the raised earthen dam bed is taken by people who have lived here much longer than we can imagine.

  • Under Pressure, ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Peru

    Under Pressure, ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Peru

    October 8, 2012 – ConocoPhillips announced today that they are pulling out of Oil Bocks 123 and 129 in the Peruvian Amazon. The announcement comes just weeks after Talisman Energy announced their withdrawal from the country.

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