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Civil Conflict and Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

After forty years of civil war, Colombia is sliding ever deeper into conflict. The recent collapse of the peace process has set a new wave of violence in motion. The brutal tactics of paramilitary groups, leftist guerrillas, security forces, and drug traffickers result in the violent deaths of almost 20 Colombians every day.

Analysis of Compliance Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados(OCP) Project and the World Bank Environmental Policies and Guidelines Prepared for Amazon Watch by: Patricia B. Caffrey

I. BACKGROUND:Purpose: The purpose of this analysis is to assess the level of compliance of the development process to date and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados Project (Project) to World Bank (WB) policies and guidelines on environmental assessment and natural habitats.

Amazon Watch Mega-Project Alert Fueling A Second Oil Boom in the Amazon

The Ecuadorian Government ’s plan to build the new oleoducto de Crudos Pesados (OCP)has been repeatedly delayed for 10 years – -mostly due to the country ’s eco-nomic and political instability and the project ’s perceived risks.However,on June 7, 2001,amidst widespread controversy and protest,the Nobo

Amazon Watch Alerta de Mega-Proyectos El nuevo oleoducto de crudos pesados en Ecuador

Promoviendo un segundo auge petrolero en la AmazoniaEl plan del gobierno ecuatoriano para construir el nuevo Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados (OCP)ha sido postergado repetidas veces durante los últimos diez años principal-mente por la inestabilidad económica y política del país y los riesgos provenientes del proy

New Pipelines Threaten Intact Amazon Rainforests in BrazilThe Dark Side of President Cardoso ’s “Advance Brazil Plan”: Carving Energy Grids in the Heart of the Brazilian Amazon

Project OverviewIn the heart of the Brazilian Amazon,over 400 miles (700 km)upriver from Manaus,two new pipelines are planned to expand oil and gas production from the Urucu and Jurua gas fields.One of the riskiest and least talked about schemes of Avanca Brasil ,this undertaking is one of 20 major infrastructure proje

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A Reserva de Gás e Gasodutos de Urucu Ameaça Áreas Intactas da Floresta Amazônica BrasileiraO Lado Negro do Avança Brasil de FHC é Cravar uma Rede de Energia no Coração da Amazônia Brasileira

Resumo do ProjetoNo coração da Amazônia brasileira,a 700 km acima de Manaus,planeja-se a construção de dois novos gasodutos para a expansão da produção de gás e óleo das reservas de Urucu e Jurua.Um dos mais arriscados e menos divulgados esquemas do plano Avança Brasil, este empreendimento está entre os vint

Blood of Our Mother Report

The military patch depicted here is worn on the right shoulder of every soldier that protects oil installations in Colombia. The drilling rig and the soldier represent the story of oil development in Colombia with chilling accuracy.