Colombia: Climate Change and Civil War, two existential problems with mutual solutions

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. Continue reading Colombia: Climate Change and Civil War, two existential problems with mutual solutions

Ecuador-Chevron case: New videos reveal Chevron attempts to cover up evidence of petroleum pollution in the Amazon

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. Continue reading Ecuador-Chevron case: New videos reveal Chevron attempts to cover up evidence of petroleum pollution in the Amazon

Colombian farmers to sue BP over oil damage claims

Dozens of Colombian peasant farmers are bringing legal action against British oil giant BP, over claims that it caused significant damage to their properties and livelihoods while constructing major pipeline. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Colombian farmers to sue BP over oil damage claims

Ecuador apologises to indigenous community over ‘illegal’ oil activities on their land

Ecuador’s government praised for undertaking court order to apologise to indigenous community for oil extraction on their lands, but doubts remain as to how serious an apology it can be. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Ecuador apologises to indigenous community over ‘illegal’ oil activities on their land

Amnesty International highlights alarming culture of torture in Mexico

Report from Amnesty International details extent of the use of torture by police and armed forces in Mexico, which often goes unpunished despite its illegality under national and international law Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Amnesty International highlights alarming culture of torture in Mexico