Land and Territory

Fires Raging in the Rain Forest Add to Environmental, Economic Crisis for Brazilian Government

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2019

The fires that started August 16 are still raging in the Amazonian jungle. Although they no longer make international headlines, they have destroyed more than 12 million hectares.

New Reports Show Indigenous Leaders, Environmental Journalists Risk Lives in Amazon Defense

Escrito por  |  19 / August / 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s willingness to open Indigenous reserves to mining, agriculture and infrastructure has triggered a rise in invasions of indigenous lands by armed gangs of land grabbers, causing constant fear in indigenous communities.

As Bolsonaro and Trump Target the Amazon, Indigenous Peoples Seek to Unite to Defend the Earth

Escrito por  |  10 / April / 2019

In March, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited U.S President Donald Trump to discuss deepening relations between their countries. In their joint statement, the two presidents agreed to “catalyze investment in the Amazon region”.

Military Moves into Environmental Management in South America

Escrito por  |  9 / March / 2019

Environmental and land management in South America is being slowly but persistently militarized with the aim of controlling extractive industries, especially gold mining.

An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela’s International Politics

Escrito por  |  25 / January / 2019

If the Trump administration and its allies continue to pursue their reckless course in Venezuela, the most likely result will be bloodshed, chaos, and instability.

Miners from Canada and the United States control 80% of the territory in the Oaxaca Valley

Escrito por  |  1 / December / 2018

In the middle of October, the Juicio Popular y Comunitario Contra el Estado y las Empresas Mineras (People’s Trail against the State and the Mining Companies) was carried out in Oaxaca City, Mexico. The participating organizations denounce that in the Central Valleys, the most populated region in the state, 80% of the territory is awarded to mining companies from Canada and the United States.

Central American Women Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

Escrito por  |  15 / October / 2018

The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments that convert millennial ways of life into cash for them.