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Court Grants Ecuador Villagers First Big Victory Against Chevron Assets

October 16, 2012

Quito, Ecuador – Rainforest villagers from Ecuador scored their first significant collection victory against Chevron’s assets this week in their attempt to enforce the historic $19 billion judgment against the oil giant after it was found to have caused cancers and environmental damage to ancestral lands in the Amazon.

Indigenous Leaders from Ecuadorian Amazon Honored in Bay Area

Series of public events highlight historic Sarayaku community legal victory

October 10, 2012

San Francisco, CA – Kichwa indigenous leaders from the Sarayaku community in the Ecuadorian Amazon will be in the Bay Area for a series of events from October 14-21.

Local Alliance Renews Occupation of Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

Local Alliance Renews Occupation of Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

Protestors paralyze construction and vow to maintain occupation until dam builders comply with mitigation requirements

October 9, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Yesterday some 120 indigenous demonstrators from the Xipaia, Kuruaia, Parakanã, Arara, Juruna and Assurini peoples united with a group of fishermen who have maintained a steadfast 24-day occupation of the Belo Monte dam's main work camp, paralyzing construction.

Brazil Criticized for Distorting Human Rights Commitments at UN

September 20, 2012

Geneva, Switzerland – Today the Brazilian government swept aside concerns around its human rights record during its Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations contradicting its recent posture concerning the rights of Amazonian communities.

Talisman Energy Withdraws from Peruvian Amazon

Talisman Energy Withdraws from Peruvian Amazon

Achuar people celebrate a major victory for indigenous rights

September 13, 2012

Calgary, Canada – Today Talisman Energy announced its decision to cease oil exploration activities in the Peruvian Amazon and to exit the country upon completion of ongoing commercial transactions. "Now that Talisman is leaving we can focus on achieving our own vision for development and leave a healthy territory for future generations," said Peas Peas Ayui.

Federal Public Prosecutors Appeal to Supreme Court to Maintain Suspension of Belo Monte

Chief Justice will need to reconsider decision or allow vote by full Supreme Court

September 3, 2012

Brasilia, Brazil – The Federal Public Prosecutors’ Office (Ministério Público Federal - MPF) filed an appeal today with the Brazilian Supreme Court to stop construction of the Belo Monte Dam until consultations are held with indigenous people affected by the project.

Supreme Court Judge Overturns Suspension of Belo Monte Dam

Brazilian Supreme Court Caves to Executive Pressure

August 29, 2012

Brasilia, Brazil – The Brazilian Supreme Court has overturned the suspension of the Belo Monte Dam, caving to pressure from President Dilma Rousseff's administration without giving appropriate consideration to indigenous rights implications of the case.

Belo Monte Halted: Norte Energia's Lies and Our Demands to Reverse the Damage Done

Belo Monte Halted: Norte Energia's Lies and Our Demands to Reverse the Damage Done

August 20, 2012

The decision partially upheld an appeal by the Federal Public Ministry and annulled one of the biggest affronts to the Federal Constitution and to the International Labor Organization Convention 169 committed by the Brazilian government in the last years.

Belo Monte Dam Suspended by Brazilian Appeals Court

Belo Monte Dam Suspended by Brazilian Appeals Court

"Human rights and environmental protection cannot be subordinated to narrow business interests."

August 15, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – A high-level court yesterday suspended construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam project on the Amazon's Xingu River, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project.

FUNAI Threatens to Allow Definitive Damming of the Xingu in the Absence of Agreement with Indigenous Peoples

August 2, 2012

The controversy over authorization of the definitive damming of the Xingu River will be defined next week by Brazil's national indigenous agency without the agreements being approved by the indigenous peoples.

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