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Sentences of up to 50 years for Berta Cáceres’ murderers

Honduras: Courts have sentenced the seven men guilty of the murder of environmental defender Berta Cáceres with 30 to 50 years

The ruling came 45 months after Berta’s murder. The seven men had been convicted as the direct perpetrators of her murder on November 29, 2018. “The Honduras Sentencing Court sentenced the seven men guilty of the murder of Berta Isabel Cáceres to 30 and 34 years in prison, and for four of  … Read more

Latin American Movements reject coup d’état in Bolivia and express solidarity with Bolivian people

Workers, feminists, peasants, people affected by dams and environmental activists unite in opposition to coup

In the past hours, popular social movements and organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed their strong opposition to the coup d’état in Bolivia, perpetrated by civic business committees, primarily the one from Santa Cruz, the national oligarchy, the armed forces and the police. On Sunday, shortly after  … Read more

“As long as I live, I will continue in politics”

Evo Morales arrived in Mexico on 12 November 2019 where he has been granted political asylum, along with his vice president

The Bolivian President who was ousted in a coup d´état last weekend, landed at Mexico City Airport at 11:09 after several South American countries prohibited the Mexican plane from flying through their airspace. “It has been a journey through a variety of places and political decisions,” said Mexican Foreign Minister  … Read more

Chile mobilizes for peace, solidarity and dignity

The “social agenda” is “not enough” stressed Chilean Central Union (CUT) - Piñera cancels APEC and COP25 amid national strike

The Chilean Central Union of Workers (CUT) will peacefully mobilize this Wednesday 30 throughout the country in the framework of a national strike called by the Social Unity Platform. In Santiago, the march will start at 11 am with posters and banners from unions, student, environmental and feminist organizations. Mobilizations  … Read more

The win-win situation hidden behind the Amazonia fires

Reports from Friends of the Earth Brazil with communities affected by Amazonia fires

“How agribusiness and financial markets profit from the devastation of the world´s largest tropical forest”. In this first part of a series of two audio-visual reports, Friends of the Earth Brazil unravels the forces behind the crimes that take place in Brazilian forests. In its second part, the organization analyzes,  … Read more

Protests in Ecuador: indigenous communities travel to Quito

20,000 indigenous people from CONAIE are travelling to the capital city of Ecuador, Quito, to participate in a national strike

The Chair of the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of Ecuador (CONAIE), Jaime Vargas, announced that the members of the organization arrived to Quito on Monday 7. The march of indigenous movements and nations was met with violent attacks by the Ecuadorian Police. The leader stated that the communities will continue  … Read more

Climate Strikes in Friends of the Earth

FoEI groups around the world were part of the Climate Strikes: supporting youth and calling for climate justice.

Report from Friends of the Earth International – Climate Justice & Energy International Programme The week of 20-27 September saw the biggest global mobilisation to highlight the climate emergency in history with over 7 million people participating in global climate strikes and actions! Friends of the Earth groups around the  … Read more

Haiti: Patriotic Forum proposes creation of General Assembly to end crisis

Proposals for continued mobilization to demand resignation of Jovenel Moïse and take those responsible for embezzlement to justice

The first  «Patriotic Forum for a National Agreement against the Crisis» took place from August 27-31 at the Lakay Centre in Papaye, Haiti. This initiative of the 4G Kontre platform, which gathers peasant organizations MPNKP, Tèt Kole, KROSE and MPP, brought together several organizations from the civil society, the trade union  … Read more

BlackRock invests in burning the Amazon

New report explores how the investments of global asset manager drive deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous people

“As fires rage across the Amazon, a report released today reveals that BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor with $6.5 trillion USD in assets, is deeply invested in the sectors most responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world”, reads a press release issued by Friends of the  … Read more

Organizations announce Peoples´ Summit 2019

“Save the Earth, Change the System” is the slogan used by organizations resisting in defense of the planet

Over 160 social, environmental and feminist organisations, together with different unions, make up the Peoples´ Summit 2019, which was presented on July 9 in Santiago, Chile. The Peoples´ Summit will take place in Chile in resistance to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum –APEC 2019– and the United Nations Summit on  … Read more