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.
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.
Hundreds of protesters from indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon have occupied a local airport, calling for greater responsibility and… Read more Peru: Indigenous protesters occupy Amazonian airport over oil dispute
Ecuador’s government praised for undertaking court order to apologise to indigenous community for oil extraction on their lands, but doubts… Read more Ecuador apologises to indigenous community over ‘illegal’ oil activities on their land
Environmental and indigenous rights NGO Amazon Watch launch new campaign calling for oil reserves in the Amazon rainforest to be… Read more Amazon Watch launch ‘Keep the oil in the ground’ campaign as world gears up for major climate change march
Paraguay’s government pledges to crack down on illegal deforestation as new map reveals extent of damage being done to Gran… Read more Paraguay pledges to crack down on illegal deforestation
Rising sea levels due to climate change are forcing one of Panama’s most well-known indigenous groups to draw up plans… Read more Panama: Climate change could force out entire island indigenous community
After decades of fractious relations between the state and indigenous Mapuche communities, President Bachelet is spearheading attempts at reconciliation, including… Read more Chile reaches out to its indigenous Mapuche people
President Humala has announced an economic stimulus package aimed at boosting investment and Peru’s economy, but critics say that the… Read more Is Peru putting its economy ahead of its environment?
Indigenous community in Paraguay wins battle to return to their ancestral lands, having been forcibly evicted decades ago. But justice… Read more Paraguay: Indigenous community records rare land rights victory