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Ecuador Spied on Amazon Oil Plan Opponents, Leaked Papers Suggest

Government spies may have illegally targeted political and environmental opponents to president Rafael Correa’s plan to extract oil in Yasuni national park

August 3, 2015The Guardian

Ecuadorian spies may have broken the law by obtaining personal information on MPs, environmentalists, indigenous groups, human rights activists, academics and political opponents of president Rafael Correa who opposed the exploitation of oil from an Amazonian wilderness, according to leaked papers.

Asserting Indigenous Rights in Peru's Plagued & Prolific Block 192

Asserting Indigenous Rights in Peru's Plagued & Prolific Block 192

July 30, 2015

"I've seen a publicity campaign saying that Pluspetrol is working hand-in-hand with the communities, that they protect the environment, our health, our children. It makes me ashamed for them to see this advertising they aren't living up to. They don't care. What's more, they won't admit all the bad things they have done. The people who don't live here might believe the campaign, but the people from the communities don't believe it because they live here."

China's Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached

China's Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached

The country has invested billions in Ecuador and elsewhere, using its economic clout to win diplomatic allies and secure natural resources around the world.

July 24, 2015New York Times

El Chaco, Ecuador – Where the Andean foothills dip into the Amazon jungle, nearly 1,000 Chinese engineers and workers have been pouring concrete for a dam and a 15-mile underground tunnel. The $2.2 billion project will feed river water to eight giant Chinese turbines designed to produce enough electricity to light more than a third of Ecuador.

"We Are Here So History Does Not Repeat Itself"

"We Are Here So History Does Not Repeat Itself"

The Peruvian State does not respond properly to the communities and indigenous federations suspend the dialogue until July 23rd

July 18, 2015PUINAMUDT

Puinamudt, Peru – Lack of a clear and precise response from the State regarding the demands of the communities from the Pastaza and Corrientes river basins (represented by the FEDIQUEP and FECONACO indigenous federations, respectively) has generated conflict during the most recent phase of dialogue related to the Block 192 consultations.

Pope Francis to Ecuador: Protecting the Amazon Is No Longer a Choice

Pope Francis to Ecuador: Protecting the Amazon Is No Longer a Choice

July 10, 2015

Not long ago we asked our international community to send a message to Pope Francis calling on him to urge President Correa to leave the oil in the ground in the Amazon and to respect indigenous rights. Thanks largely in part to the many thousands of you who took action – it worked!

Scientists Must Let World's Most Isolated Tribes Make Own Decisions

Scientists Must Let World's Most Isolated Tribes Make Own Decisions

Initiating “controlled contact” with indigenous peoples in the Amazon would violate their rights and threaten their lives

July 8, 2015The Guardian

Usually the indigenous peoples living in the remotest Amazon only draw international media attention if certain kinds of photos or film footage emerge, as in mid-2014, or they raid a village or, tragically, kill someone, as happened on 1 May. Many media reports misinform as much as inform: factual errors, no context and all kinds of sensationalism. 'Lost tribe!' 'First contact!'

Pope Francis, in Ecuador, Calls for More Protection of Rain Forest and Its People

Pope Francis, in Ecuador, Calls for More Protection of Rain Forest and Its People

July 7, 2015New York Times

Quito, Ecuador – Pope Francis on Tuesday called for increased protection of the Amazon rain forest and the indigenous people who live there, declaring that Ecuador must resist exploiting natural riches for "short-term benefits," an implicit rebuke of the policies of President Rafael Correa.

Brazilian NGO Publishes Dossier on Social and Environmental Negligence of Consortium Responsible for Belo Monte, Arguing Lack of Conditions for Issuing an Operating License

Brazilian NGO Publishes Dossier on Social and Environmental Negligence of Consortium Responsible for Belo Monte, Arguing Lack of Conditions for Issuing an Operating License

Document highlights consequences of disregard for required mitigation and compensation measures, as federal environmental agency evaluates whether to authorize operation of mega-dam project

June 30, 2015

The document, entitled Dossier Belo Monte – There are no conditions for an Operating License, and an accompanying collection of articles are intended to be instruments for local populations of urban areas, rural settlements, and Amazonian rivers to defend their rights at a late moment when accountability may still be demanded regarding injustices committed in the licensing and construction of Belo Monte before its first turbine begins to rotate.

Brazilian Indigenous Leader to Address UN Council in Effort to Stop Dam

Ademir Kaba Munduruku will argue Brazil is violating indigenous rights by failing to consult them about the hydroelectric project on the river Tapajós

June 24, 2015The Guardian

The Brazilian government has violated its own constitution and international law by developing hydroelectric power plants in the Amazon, according to an indigenous leader due to address the 29th United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday afternoon.

Amazonian Tribe Brings an Epic Battle for Indigenous Rights to the United Nations

Amazonian Tribe Brings an Epic Battle for Indigenous Rights to the United Nations

Munduruku leader denounces lack of consultation and violations of land rights in Brazilian government's Amazon dam boom

June 24, 2015

Geneva, Switzerland – In a stirring event at the 29th United Nations Human Rights Council, indigenous leader Ademir Kaba Munduruku denounced the Brazilian government's escalating rights abuses in its rush to build an unprecedented series of hydroelectric dams across the Amazon.

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