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An Indigenous Community's Battle To Save Their Home in the Amazon – In Pictures

An Indigenous Community's Battle To Save Their Home in the Amazon – In Pictures

September 23, 2016The Guardian

There are currently over 60 major hydroelectric dam projects in the Amazon. The third largest project is the Belo Monte on the Xingu River, Brazil, which has already displaced 20,000 indigenous and riverine people.

Amazon Watch Welcomes Acquittals in Peru's Baguazo Case, But Denounces Ongoing Impunity for Real Perpetrators

Amazon Watch Welcomes Acquittals in Peru's Baguazo Case, But Denounces Ongoing Impunity for Real Perpetrators

September 23, 2016

Washington, DC – Late yesterday, Peru's Superior Court of Justice of the Amazonas region announced the long-anticipated verdict in the Baguazo trial, throwing out for lack of evidence all charges against the 52 indigenous defendants in the case, including internationally-recognized leaders Alberto Pizango and Santiago Manuin.

Protection of Amazon's Biodiversity Could Fuel "Fourth Industrial Revolution"

Amazon plants could lead to breakthroughs in antiseptics, medicines and anti-inflammatory drugs if coupled with new technologies, study says

September 16, 2016Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Amazon rainforest holds the biological keys to kick-start a "fourth industrial revolution" if its biodiversity is protected, said a study published on Friday.

Gold Mining in Peru: Forests Razed, Millions Lost, Virgins Auctioned

Gold Mining in Peru: Forests Razed, Millions Lost, Virgins Auctioned

Reports of mining in the River Santiago basin raise concerns given the devastating social and environmental impacts elsewhere

May 1, 2016The Guardian

70,000 indigenous Awajúns and Wampís are at risk from such mining operations because of the impacts on the forests, biodiversity and rivers, which they depend on for their lives and livelihoods.

Jiyukam Presente! Homage to a Peaceful Warrior

Jiyukam Presente! Homage to a Peaceful Warrior

January 14, 2016

A wave of sadness has surged forth from the Amazon rainforest, washing over many who have supported indigenous rights in Peru. Yesterday we learned that the long-time Achuar leader Jiyukam Lucas Irar Miik had drown in the Pastaza River, as he returned to his home community of Puerto Rubina. As reported by his son, his boat hit a log and capsized as it traveled up-river deep in the night. Lucas was last seen sleeping on the journey.

Brazilian Public Prosecutors Denounce Ethnocide and Call for Judicial Intervention in Belo Monte

After extensive investigations, federal public prosecutors conclude that the Brazilian government's development model promotes the destruction of the social organization, customs, languages and traditions of indigenous peoples

December 9, 2015Federal Public Prosecutor, Para, Brazil

The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office today initiated legal proceedings in a federal court in Altamira seeking recognition that the implementation of the Belo Monte dam project constitutes an act of ethnocide by the Brazilian government and dam concessionaire Norte Energia, citing abundant evidence of "the destruction of the social organization, customs, languages and traditions of affected indigenous groups".

Why a Paris Climate Treaty Needs To Protect the Amazon

Why a Paris Climate Treaty Needs To Protect the Amazon

December 3, 2015GlobalPost

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.

Yudja Indigenous People Request Consultation Regarding Belo Sun, Canadian Mining Company That Wants To Mine Gold on the Xingu River

July 17, 2015Federal Public Prosecutor, Para, Brazil

The company proposes to undertake mining operations in an area that will be most impacted by the Belo Monte hydroelectric project. The Federal Public Prosecutor, National Indian Foundation and Federal University of Para met with the indigenous Yudja to discuss their right to be consulted.

Dear Li Keqiang: "Please Respect Our Rights and Environment"

Dear Li Keqiang: "Please Respect Our Rights and Environment"

Chinese premier’s visit to Latin America raises concerns about the impacts of mining, oil, agriculture and infrastructure projects

May 19, 2015The Guardian

"We don't accept, and we will not accept, the exploitation of oil in our territories because our vision of the world, our ideas about development, has no place for it," said Manari Ushiga, an indigenous Sapara leader from the Amazon in Ecuador. "It would be better if the Chinese company gave up on these lots. We are not going to accept the end of our lives and the end of the Sapara nation's history and world."

Thousands of Marchers Demand Just Solution at UN Climate Talks in Lima

Indigenous peoples from the Andes to the Amazon joined trade unionists, students and women’s groups in demonstration in the Peruvian capital

December 10, 2014The Guardian

From the Amazon to the Andes, thousands of activists marched through the streets of Lima on Wednesday to demand a just solution to climate change. The march through the traffic-choked streets put a human face on the United Nations climate negotiations, a process largely confined to suited bureaucrats working behind the high walls of a military compound in a leafy neighbourhood of Lima.

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