Special Reports


Haiti: A social minefield

People demand the resignation of the president upon the socioeconomic crisis. About 52 people were killed in police crackdowns.

The mobilizations began on February 7 with the Haitian population fed up with the corruption of Jovenel Moïse’s government and the high cost of living. The protesters demand the resignation of the president and his prime minister, an immediate national dialogue to establish a transitional government, and a call for  … Read more

No evidence

Mapuche lonko Facundo Jones Huala was sentenced to 9 years in prison for a 2013 fire.

In an abbreviated procedure, which lasted two weeks, on December 14 lonko Facundo Jones Huala, a Mapuche authority of the Pu Lof from Cushamen, was convicted by the Chilean justice system for the crimes of arson and illegal possession of a firearm. A week later, Judge Francisco Olate of the  … Read more

Hands tainted with blood

Philippines: the illegal scheme that aims to grant indigenous lands to company for 41 years

Days before the first anniversary of the murders of eight indigenous people of the Philippine village Datal Bonglangon, Mindanao Island, on December 3rd, 2017, one of the lawyers supporting the local community, Pochoy Labog, directly accused the company that has been occupying this native territory since early 1990s. He is  … Read more

Of pain and courage

Report: a year from the murder of the T’boli–Manobo indigenous people by the Army in Philippines

Monday marks the first anniversary of the massacre of eight indigenous people in Datal Bonglangon village, South Cotabato province, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The inhabitants of the small community paid with their lives the demands for their ancestral lands and the resistance to the coffee and mining  … Read more

Dangerous visits

Buenos Aires: movements reject G20 summit and demand peoples´ sovereignty

  In a Buenos Aires fully armed, with helicopters and military officers, the only voices heard above the siren alarms are those of the social organizations against the G20 Summit and the return of neoliberalism in the region. This accelerated return has also meant the loss of rights acquired by  … Read more

Unanimous vote

Uruguay: National Agroecology Plan passed by Senate

The Agroecology promotion bill, drafted by organizations linked to food sovereignty, academics and groups focused on agroecological production for over 40 years, seems to have united all parties of the Uruguayan Senate, which passed the bill unanimously on Tuesday. All senators voted in favor of the bill that was the  … Read more

New peasant victory at UN

UN Human Rights Council adopted Declaration on the Rights of Peasants by a wide majority of votes

With 33 votes in favor by the countries present at the 39th round of sessions, the UNHRC passed a resolution in Geneva, Switzerland, to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants that will now be discussed at the General Assembly of the multilateral body. The General Assemby needs to  … Read more

Justice for Berta

Trial against nine accused people begins two and a half years after the femicide of Berta Cáceres in Honduras

Berta Cáceres, a defender of the Lenca people, was murdered on March 2nd, 2016, at her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá department, 200 kilometers North-West to the Honduran capital city. Her murder took place in the framework of an ongoing and systematic repression suffered by those who defend their territories  … Read more

In the eye of the storm

Guatemalan indigenous communities attacked by government and corporations

A special report by the United Nations Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous People, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, warns about a common pattern of attack against indigenous peoples at global level by governments in alliance with transnational investment projects related to the sectors of extractive industries, agribusiness, infrastructure, hydroelectric dams and logging,  … Read more

Seeds and knowledge

El Salvador: Food Sovereignty Market and panel to analyze the situation in Latin America ahead of Friends of the Earth Assembly

The crisis of biodiversity and the crisis of democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. These two issues were addressed by Ricardo Navarro, Goldman Prize winner and founder of the Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies, CESTA, and former Chair of Friends of the Earth International, at the biodiversity and native  … Read more