Recent events have highlighted the many ongoing threats that are hammering Latin America’s environment from all sides; overcoming them will require extraordinary and unprecedented levels of effort and cooperation.
Colombia has a lot riding on the future of global climate change action, and also on there being a successful outcome from peace talks with FARC; the two are absolutely linked, and possibly even dependent on each other.
Amazon Watch releases video evidence depicting attempts by Chevron employees to cover up evidence of pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, in the latest twist in the long-running case against Chevron-Texaco.
(Translation) Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, writes about Colombia’s peace process and its implications for the rest of the world, in an exclusive column published in Spain’s El País.
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