Eye on the Amazon
  • Agua, No Bagua: Only Justice Will Keep the Peace

    Agua, No Bagua: Only Justice Will Keep the Peace

    June 12, 2014 – Five years have passed since the tragic events at Bagua, where 32 people lost their lives at Devil's Curve. Today, President Humala is committing the same potentially fatal mistake as his predecessor, Alan García.

  • After Government Suppression, Action Continues for Yasuní

    After Government Suppression, Action Continues for Yasuní

    June 6, 2014 – Yesterday – on World Environment Day – the Ecuadorian government organized a rally to back its decision to drill Yasuní. Is the administration trying to give the middle finger to environmentalists and to the planet?

  • No Justice for Amazon Massacre in Peru

    No Justice for Amazon Massacre in Peru

    Trial marks five-year anniversary of Bagua tragedy

    June 5, 2014 – Five years ago today the Devil's Curve earned its name, as the highway near Bagua went from peaceful protest site to national tragedy. When the teargas and gunsmoke cleared, 34 people were dead and hundreds more wounded.

  • The World Cup Exposes Brazil's Injustices

    The World Cup Exposes Brazil's Injustices

    On June 12th the World Cup kicks off in Brazil; the country has been beset by protest in the run up to the tournament.

    June 4, 2014 – At first glance the inhabitants of Brazil's favelas and the indigenous people of the Amazon may not seem to have a common cause. But both groups face violence with impunity, poverty, land insecurity, and neglect.

  • Show's Over: The Fiction of Pluspetrol's Benevolence

    Show's Over: The Fiction of Pluspetrol's Benevolence

    May 30, 2014 – In 2013, after decades of protests by the indigenous populations, government testing finally confirmed the devastating contamination of hydrocarbons and other toxic elements in the soil and water of four major river basins.

  • Defending Our Lands – the U'wa Thank YOU!

    Defending Our Lands – the U'wa Thank YOU!

    May 29, 2014 – "The U'wa people are thankful for the solidarity from everyone who made possible this trip in favor of our territorial defense. We hope that, with your help, we will be successful in defending Mother Nature."

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