Land and Territory

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.

“The Government Still Owes Us A Lot”: Earthquake Victims in Colonia Obrera

Escrito por  |  20 / September / 2018

Relatives, friends, neighbors and supporters paid homage to the people who died last year in the earthquake that brought down a building where more than 100 people worked, among them women seamstresses.

Patagonia, the Mapuche struggle for the survival of the planet

Escrito por  |  14 / September / 2018

The current government of Argentina has waged a fierce fight against the Mapuche who defend their territory with assassinations, political imprisonment and criminalization of defenders of the land.

Take action now to secure historic environmental rights accord for Latin America, Caribbean

Escrito por  |  31 / July / 2018

There are increasing threats to nature, as well as to those who are involved in the defense of natural resources and land rights. In this scenario, the workers of the media whose duty it is to investigate such facts are exposed.

Slave Labor, Deforestation and Greed Create Crisis in Brazilian Countryside

Escrito por  |  8 / February / 2018

The Temer administration continues to threaten to favor Brazilian agriculture at the price of one of Brazil’s greatest riche– the environment. Progressive sectors of society worry that the rise of agribusiness hides severe labor and environmental costs.

Amazon Jungle Reserve Saved–For Now

Escrito por  |  5 / December / 2017

A Brazilian court blocked Temer’s decision to abolish the environmental Renca Reserve, saying that Temer exceeded his authority with the decree.

Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

Escrito por  |  28 / November / 2017

The statement highlights the participation of ethnically diverse women in peace negotiations; ensuring the security of human rights defenders, civil society activists and Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities; and inclusive monitoring and implementation of peace processes.