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U'wa Resistance Against Petroleum and Megaprojects

October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009
By: Actualidad Étnica

The U'wa indigenous community, that has opposed the exploitation of natural resources in their sacred and ancestral territory since 1995, announced that they will carry out a resistance action in Cubará, Boyacá on October 12 and 13.

COLOMBIA: Resistencia Uwa contra petroleras y megaproyectos

October 8, 2009

La comunidad indígena Uwa, que desde 1995 se ha opuesto a la explotación de recursos naturales en su territorio sagrado y ancestral, anunció que simultáneamente a la gran Minga Nacional, este 12 y 13 de octubre realizará una actividad de resistencia en Cubará, Boyacá, para manifestar su oposición contra las actividades que actualmente Ecopetrol realiza en la zona y otros megaproyectos que el Gobierno Nacional preten

Open Letter from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon to Ecuador and the World

October 1, 2009

Open Letter from the
Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon
to Ecuador and the World
Puyo, Ecuador
Unión Base
September 30, 2009

The Governing Council of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon CONFENIAE, denounces and holds responsible the government of Rafael Correa Delgado before the national and international human rights organizations in witness of t

The Madeira Dams: Impacts and Actions in Bolivian Territory

September 4, 2009

Jirau and Santo Antonio promise to cost much more than the stated financial value of their construction: deforestation, disease, damage to fish populations, just to name a few. These and other costs, however, will not be paid only by Brazilians; Bolivians will also bear the costs of these mega-projects.

By: Thais Iervolino,

Translated by: Sérgio Veloso dos Santos Júnior


APRODEH: Open Letter To Peruvian President Alan Garcia

August 10, 2009

Dr. Alan García Pérez
President of the Republic of Peru

Mr. President –

As citizens of Peru and the world, we are writing to you about the disproportionate and violent police incursion carried out to remove protesting indigenous people in Bagua, Amazonas, that Santiago Munuin Valera, a 52 year old Awajun indigenous leader, has been seriously injured.

A People Beyond the Riverbanks

August 4, 2009

Written By Cristiano Navarro, Brasil de Fato
Translated by Natalia Taddei

Bolivians will be affected by the dam projects, yet their lands have been not included Brazil's environmental impact study.

Tragic history repeats itself on Brazil's Madeira River

July 16, 2009

By: Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch Brazil Program Coordinator

Along the banks of Brazil's Madeira River, the rusty remnants of the Madeira-Mamoré railroad, built a century ago to run steam engines from Porto Velho to Guajará-Mirim in Bolivia, lay in ruins.

"There's an impending catastrophe" Deforestation Increases Mercury Poisoning in Fish

July 15, 2009

Written by: Cristiano Navarro, Brasil de Fato
Translated by: Natalia Taddei

Porto Velho (RO)

Once a year, Pierre-Louis de Catheu, a farmer in the South of France, enjoys the duck-hunting season. In the last two seasons, he has had problems with his ammunition. In 2007, the European Parliament passed a law that forbids the use of lead in duck hunting due to the possible toxicity to rivers and lakes.

AIDESEP Warns that Persecution Continues, Announcing they will Withdraw from the Dialogue Table Should it Persist

June 24, 2009

AIDESEP demanded that Peru's Executive and Legislative branches halt the persecution of indigenous leaders throughout the country. If they don't, indigenous representatives will be obligated to withdraw from the Coordination Group for the Amazon Peoples.

AIDESEP Statement: A Historic Day for Indigenous Peoples

June 18, 2009

Speaking on behalf of indigenous peoples, the vice-president of the Inter-Ethinc Association for Development in the Peruvian Amazon (AIDESEP), Daysi Zapata, expressed her satisfaction with the decision of the Congress of the Republic to repeal the illegitimate legislative decrees 1090 and 1064 and called on the government to initiate a sincere and transparent dialogue for the good of the country.

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