Eye on the Amazon
  • Rights and Responsibility: The Failure of Yasuní-ITT and What it Means for Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples

    Rights and Responsibility: The Failure of Yasuní-ITT and What it Means for Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples

    August 25, 2013 – In the wake of President Correa's decision to terminate the historic Yasuní-ITT initiative the big question has been: Who is to blame for the initiative's failure?

  • Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

    Another State of Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon?

    August 20, 2013 – The situation in the Corrientes is not new, and well-documented, as FECONACO noted: "since the 80s, studies in the region have shown the effects of contamination in fish, waters, and even the public health in communities."

  • Oil Is Not Life in the Amazon

    Oil Is Not Life in the Amazon

    The Failure of Yasuní-ITT and the Story of Rumipamba

    August 19, 2013 – In many ways, Yasuní-ITT was doomed from the beginning by the world's greed for oil and Ecuador's economic dependence on that greed. But enough with the political analysis. What is most upsetting to me about ITT's failure are its implications for human life.

  • Indigenous Rights Under Assault in Brazil

    Indigenous Rights Under Assault in Brazil

    August 8, 2013 – How can the Brazilian government justify forcing its native peoples, who were subject to centuries of injustice and genocidal abuse, to continue enduring the brunt of the country's uncontrolled economic expansion against their will?

  • Voices of the Xingu

    Voices of the Xingu

    August 7, 2013 – Since late June protests across Brazil have not stopped. The voices of people calling for Justice Now! and a halt to construction of the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River continue to be silenced and ignored. It's time that the voices of the Xingu are heard!

  • Belo Monte Risks Paralyzation Over Consortium’s Grave Negligence

    Belo Monte Risks Paralyzation Over Consortium’s Grave Negligence

    August 2, 2013 – By disregarding a series of "conditionalities" upon which the project's environmental license was granted, Norte Energia could be sanctioned, forcing the dam's construction to again grind to a halt.

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