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

Peru: Indigenous protesters occupy Amazonian airport over oil dispute

Hundreds of protesters from indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon have occupied a local airport, calling for greater responsibility and more comprehensive compensation from the foreign oil company operating there. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Peru: Indigenous protesters occupy Amazonian airport over oil dispute

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

Amazon Watch launch ‘Keep the oil in the ground’ campaign as world gears up for major climate change march

Environmental and indigenous rights NGO Amazon Watch launch new campaign calling for oil reserves in the Amazon rainforest to be left underground, coinciding with a major upcoming UN climate summit. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Amazon Watch launch ‘Keep the oil in the ground’ campaign as world gears up for major climate change march

Paraguay pledges to crack down on illegal deforestation

Paraguay’s government pledges to crack down on illegal deforestation as new map reveals extent of damage being done to Gran Chaco, wrecking ancient forests and threatening survival of indigenous groups. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Paraguay pledges to crack down on illegal deforestation

Panama: Climate change could force out entire island indigenous community

Rising sea levels due to climate change are forcing one of Panama’s most well-known indigenous groups to draw up plans to relocate from their autonomous island territories to the mainland. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Panama: Climate change could force out entire island indigenous community

Chile reaches out to its indigenous Mapuche people

After decades of fractious relations between the state and indigenous Mapuche communities, President Bachelet is spearheading attempts at reconciliation, including plans for greater autonomy and official recognition of Mapuche culture. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Chile reaches out to its indigenous Mapuche people

Is Peru putting its economy ahead of its environment?

President Humala has announced an economic stimulus package aimed at boosting investment and Peru’s economy, but critics say that the scrapping of regulations and red tape will endanger the environment. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Is Peru putting its economy ahead of its environment?

Paraguay: Indigenous community records rare land rights victory

Indigenous community in Paraguay wins battle to return to their ancestral lands, having been forcibly evicted decades ago. But justice is still far from done across rest of the country. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Paraguay: Indigenous community records rare land rights victory

Ecuador: Yasuní signatures rejected by Electoral Court, activists allege fraud and bias

Ecuador’s electoral authorities have invalidated well over half the signatures submitted by YASunidos in bid to prevent drilling for oil in Yasuní, but activists allege fraud under pressure from government. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Ecuador: Yasuní signatures rejected by Electoral Court, activists allege fraud and bias