Land and Territory

Private business and right-wing parties seek to control the distribution of water in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  1 / August / 2018

While discussions continue in the Salvadoran parliament, companies like Sab Miller and those that sell with water, will continue to exploit and take advantage of the resource, due to the lack of regulation.

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.

The Three Hurricanes That Hit Puerto Rico

Escrito por  |  13 / June / 2018

The Puerto Rican people were dying long before Hurricane Maria. The hurricane simply forced us to count the dead, mourn the lives lost, and now, to fight for the lives of those who are still living. It might sound strange, but it’sthe truth. Inequality and poverty kill, and in Puerto Rico, inequality has been a violent hurricane that has spent too much time over our islands.

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.

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.