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As negotiators butt heads in Paris over the fine print of a new United Nations climate treaty, one issue they will need to address urgently is the fate of the Amazon.
Bolivian indigenous leaders denounce human rights violations in Isiboro-Sécure case in WashingtonMarch 22, 2013Carwil Without Borders
Bolivian indigenous leaders addressed the IACHR in the culmination of a weeklong trip in what is now the third year of the high-profile campaign to prevent the Bolivian government from building a highway through TIPNIS lands.
South America's superpower is shoving its weight around across the continent – and the natives aren't exactly thrilledJuly 20, 2012Foreign Policy
Delmi Morales Nosa never imagined she'd need her family's bow and arrow for anything other than hunting. But when construction started last year on a highway set to bisect her homeland, Bolivia's second-largest national park, she reconsidered.
Today's political ethics are surprisingly similar to the doctrine of discovery set by the Vatican back in 1452April 4, 2011Al Jazeera
One does not think of archaic papal bulls when witnessing democratic states like Brazil or the United States building dams on Amazon rivers or drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Yet today's political ethics are surprisingly similar to the doctrine of discovery set by the Vatican back in 1452.
We are the climate changers we've been waiting forDecember 19, 2011
Another global climate conference has come and gone, another heartbreaking missed opportunity for humanity to actually do something about impending climate chaos.
As American dominance in the region recedes and Brazil increasingly flexes its newfound political and economic might, it has begun to experience the pitfalls of the role as well: a pushback against the hemisphere's rising power.
President Morales cancels road through TIPNIS reserveOctober 22, 2011
Yesterday, President Evo Morales cancelled a planned road project that would have cut through the heart of the TIPNIS indigenous reserve in the Bolivian Amazon.
La Paz, Bolivia – President Evo Morales said Friday that he was scrapping plans to build a highway through a nature reserve in Bolivia's jungle lowlands, bowing to public pressure after a two-month protest march by Amazon Indians.
Part IIIOctober 17, 2011
Today, I want to tell you about the work Amazon Watch is doing to steer Bolivia and the REDD movement in a wiser, more humane and more effective direction.
Over 3,000 people have already sent letters of concern to the Bolivian authorities over repression carried out by the police against TIPNIS protesters while they were marching to La Paz.