Land and Territory

Yaqui pipeline fighters need immediate relief

Escrito por  |  12 / August / 2021

In the Indigenous Yaqui territory of the Mexican state of Sonora on the northern border, water defenders who oppose pipelines  have to choose between self-exile or the likely outcome of imprisonment, kidnapping, disappearance, and murder. The defenders have called for ‘cease-fire’ in the long-running water war.

Organizational Sign-on Statement on David Castillo trial for murder of Berta Cáceres

Escrito por  |  23 / June / 2021

The March 2, 2016 murder of Honduran indigenous rights defender Berta Cáceres, Coordinator of the Lenca organization COPINH, provoked indignation in Honduras and around the world. Berta was murdered while supporting Indigenous Lenca communities in opposing the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric Project that was being advanced through a public limited company created for the project, Desarrollos Enérgeticos S.A. (DESA).

The Paths of Justice for Berta

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2021

On March 2, 2016, the world suffered the murder of land defender Berta Cáceres. From that moment, those of us who took on the fight for justice pointed out that this act was aimed at stopping the struggle of the Lenca people in defense of the Gualcarque River.

In Guatemala, Harris Should Address U.S. Policies That Put Corporations Over People

Escrito por  |  21 / June / 2021

As the Vice President seeks to remedy root causes of migration, she should vow to dismantle neoliberal rules that have been devastating for rural and Indigenous peoples.

Necropolitics in the Amazon threatens Indigenous peoples and ecosystems

Escrito por  |  14 / June / 2021

During these pandemic times, everything seems to indicate that the socio-environmental crisis is getting worse in Latin America, especially in the Amazon.

Escazú Agreement set to bring environmental justice down to earth

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2021

The Escazú Agreement is the first treaty in the world to contain specific provisions on human rights defenders in environmental matters.

Five years after the “sowing” of Berta Caceres

Escrito por  |  5 / April / 2021

At the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), the organization that Berta Cáceres founded, they have  Continue Reading »