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Violent Clashes in Bagua, Peru: One Year Later

September 23, 2010

A year has passed since a police operation to end 55 days of peaceful indigenous protests in the Amazon basin resulted in a violent clash between military police and the peaceful protesters in Bagua last June 5, 2009. It was the worst violence Peru has seen in recent history, leaving 34 people dead and almost two hundred injured. As Amazon Watch’s Peru Campaigner, I was in Bagua the day after the violence and returned this year for the anniversary.

Reforming the Inter-American Development Bank

September 23, 2010

We have learned much from our work around the IDB and other banks and know that there is great potential to influence critical actors through North-South collaborations.

Profile in Courage: Berito Cobaría

Profile in Courage: Berito Cobaría

September 23, 2010

Berito burst onto the international scene in 1997, when he first traveled to California to face down Occidental Petroleum. The Los Angeles-based oil company had been scheming to drill for oil on U'wa territory, against the vociferous opposition of the U'wa. Berito's charismatic message inspired Amazon Watch – along with dozens of sister organizations and thousands of grassroots activists.

Fish and Oil: Sorrow, Survival and Solidarity in Louisiana’s Bayou

September 23, 2010

I spent the early summer in southern Louisiana, in a region I had never visited before.  There was a sense that something terrible had been occurring there for many years, something that preceded the BP oil disaster, irreversible and wrong.

Confronting Climate Change: Voices from the Rainforest

September 23, 2010

We were crowded around a table in a packed cafeteria, the roar of some 20,000 other COP 15 delegates making my translation job all the harder. I was sitting next to Marlon Santi, president of Ecuador’s powerful national indigenous organization CONAIE. On my left was Tito Puanchir, president of the country’s Amazonian indigenous confederation (CONFENAIE).

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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]. [...]

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