Campaign Updates

Defending the Rivers of the Amazon

August 30, 2010

Today, Amazon Watch and International Rivers are releasing a new Google Earth tour and YouTube video called "Defending the Rivers of the Amazon," narrated by Sigourney Weaver, to draw attention to the impacts of the proposed Belo Monte Dam Complex on the people and ecology of the Xingu River. If built, Belo Monte would be the world's third-largest hydroelectric dam, and would divert the flow of the Xingu River, a mass [...]More »


Final Declaration from the Terra Livre Encampment: "In Defense of the Xingu: Against Belo Monte!"

August 12, 2010

Original Portuguese version below We, the indigenous peoples Juruna, Xipaya, Arara of Volta Grande, Kuruaia and Xicrin from the region of Altamira, the Guajajara, Gavião, Krikati, Awa Guajá, Kayapó of Mato Grosso and Pará, the Tembe, Aikeora, Suruí, Xavante, Karintiana, Puruborá, Kassupá, Wajãpi, Karaja, Apurinã, Makuxi, the Nawa of Acre, th [...]More »


Entre todo/as lo logramos: La firma del fideicomiso para la Iniciativa Yasuní-ITT

August 3, 2010

Alberto Acosta Un día después de la conmemoración del segundo bicentenario del asesinato de los patriotas por parte de las tropas españolas en la ciudad de Quito, el día 2 de agosto del 2010, en el marco de la Iniciativa Yasuní-ITT, se firmó el largamente esperado fideicomiso entre el gobierno nacional y el Programa de Naciones [...]More »


Acción Ecológica: ¿Qué celebramos con la firma del fideicomiso de la iniciativa Yasuní?

August 3, 2010

La firma del fideicomiso es un paso importante pues sin él la iniciativa Yasuní no tendría posibilidades de continuar, es más podríamos decir que después de 3 años empieza a concretarse ahora. [...]More »


Bolivia and Ecuador: The State against the Indigenous People

July 19, 2010

By Raúl Zibechi for The Center for International Policy's Americas Program "These people are gringos who are coming here with NGOs. Take it somewhere else. These people's stomachs are full enough", said the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, in reference to the protesters who belong to the National Confederation of the Indigenous in Ecuador (CONAIE) [1]. [...]More »


MARCHA HISTÓRICA POR LA DEFENSA Y TERRITORIALIDAD DE LAS NACIONES Y PUEBLOS ORIGINARIOS DE ABYA YALA

June 11, 2010

Unión Base, Puyo, Ecuador Hermanos/asPRESIDENTES DE LAS NACIONALIDADESPresente.- De mi consideración:  Germán Freire-NAE; Pedro Enqueri-NAWE; Alfredo Gualinga-NASHIE; Bartolo Ushigua-NASE; Juan Enomenga-ONWAN; Ángel Awak-FEPNASH.Z.CH.; Miguel Wisum-FEPCESH.S; Paco Chuji-FONAKISE; Miguel Ankuash-FECANSH.O; Blanca Grefa-FICCKAE; Justino Piaguaje-OISE; Luis Narváez-FEINCE; Alexandra Pro [...]More »


Growing Legal Crisis Around Belo Monte

June 11, 2010

The Brazilian government's ruthless and politicized attacks on the Ministerio Publico Federal (MPF), in particular its targeting of the key Altamira-based Judge Antonio Carlos de Almeida Campelo, has seriously undermined the legal case against the controversial Belo Monte dam. [...]More »


NGO Letter to President Obama about 1 June Meeting with Peruvian President Garcia

May 28, 2010

Amazon Watch - Change to Win - Defenders of Wildlife - Environmental Investigation Agency Friends of the Earth - International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Oxfam America Public Citizen - Sierra Club - Washington Office on Latin America Friday, May 28, 2010 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: As a diverse [...]More »


Statement by APRODEH: Apu Pizango has the Right to Due Process and to Regain his Freedom

May 27, 2010

To promote dialogue between the government and indigenous peoples APU PIZANGO HAS THE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS AND TO REGAINING HIS FREEDOM The Human Rights Association of Peru (APRODEH) requests for the issuance of comparecencia (provisional release pending a future court date) as well as guarantees of due process for President of the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Forest (AIDESEP), Alberto Piza [...]More »


Alberto Pizango: Public Declaration to Peru and the World

May 27, 2010

REASONS I WENT INTO EXILE In 2008 and 2009, we Amazonian indigenous peoples MOBILIZED OURSELVES DEMANDING the derogation of the legislative decrees issued by Alan Garcia. We denounced the violation of our right to be consulted, as established in Convention 169 of the ILO. [...]More »


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