Ecuador’s plans to extract Yasuní oil are still in place, but could there be trouble ahead for President Rafael Correa – and hope for Yasuní’s defenders – thanks to low oil prices?
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.
Governments and multilateral organisations are discussing how to make the most of Latin America’s rich natural resources, in a way that avoids the risk of socio-environmental conflicts and encourages social and economic development.
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
Dozens of Colombian peasant farmers are bringing legal action against British oil giant BP, over claims that it caused significant… Read more Colombian farmers to sue BP over oil damage claims
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
Many Latin American countries are rightly lauded for their role in pushing for global action against climate change, but should… Read more Are Latin America’s oil-producing countries shirking their responsibilities on climate change?
Climate change and higher oil prices are forcing Central American countries to turn to renewable sources to meet growing energy… Read more Forced to act by climate change and higher oil prices, Central America turns to renewables
Colombia to allow companies to start fracking for shale oil and gas, having claimed to have put strict regulations in… Read more Colombia gives green light to fracking