ATALC


ENVIRONMENTAL REFLECTIONS IN TIMES OF QUARANTINE (PART 1)*

By CENSAT Agua Viva - Friends of the Earth Colombia**

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a symptom of the environmental imbalances that have resulted from treating nature as a commodity. We could argue that the impact of the pandemic would not have reached this magnitude if it weren’t for decades of neoliberalism, which has privileged business over lives: promoting agribusiness  … Read more

10th anniversary of the murder of Mariano Abarca: the pain continues

Otros Mundos, ATALC and 30 other organizations award MODEVITE with Environmental Defense Award in Chiapas

November 27, 2019, marked the 10th anniversary of the murder of Mariano Abarca Roblero, environmental activist who defended human rights and the rights of nature in Chicomuselo municipality, Chiapas, Mexico, by denouncing the socioenvironmental effects caused by Canadian mining corporation Blackfire Exploration, involved in the crime. Since then, the relatives  … Read more

European Union – Mercosur Agreement “will weaken” regional integration

After over 20 years of negotiations, Mercosur and the EU are closer than ever of signing a free trade agreement

This week there was a new round of negotiations and in light of the potentially imminent conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, social movements and organizations gathered in the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism expressed their rejection to the agreement  … Read more

Honduran voices against Juan Orlando Hernández demand his removal

Analysis by Dr. Juan Almendarez about the mobilizations against the privatization of education and healthcare

At the end of May, Juan Orlando Hernández´ administration announced several reforms aiming to privatize services, through the passing of the Law of Restructuring and Transformation of the National Education and Healthcare System. So people took to the streets once against in Tegucigalpa against the threat of massive dismissals of  … Read more

REITOCA COMMUNITY FACES REPRESSION OVER RESISTANCE AGAINST HYDROELECTRIC DAM

Police and military officers and private security guards of company PROGELSA shot with tear gas and pellets against the community

Since January 2018, the population of Reitoca, a municipality of Francisco Morazan department, Honduras, is controlling the territories of the high areas of the town, where they set up a campsite to prevent a hydroelectric dam from being built on Petacón River. In the afternoon of Wednesday 24, police officers  … Read more

Unified call for solidarity with peoples affected by the systematic violence of the neoliberal model in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean release.

Last week’s terrible and violent events in Latin America and the Caribbean – the assasination of Sergio Rojas in Costa Rica, the tragic death of 8 indigenous people in Colombia and the murder of Dilma Ferreira Silva in Brazil, among others – fill us with grief and above all with  … Read more

“Water fosters mobilizations against looting”

Interview with Diego Martínez, compiler of report Public Policy and Fundamental Right to Water in Latin America and the Caribbean

Water is more than a basic need: it is a right. In the struggle for this recognition there are many communities facing governments and corporations that attempt to take away this common good from them. Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) published at the end of 2018  … Read more

Outrage over assassination of Sergio Rojas in Costa Rica

“This is a political crime and the State is responsible for its lack of action and failure to protect defenders”: COECOCEIBA

On March 18th, Sergio Rojas, a Bribri indigenous leader, was murdered after being shot 15 times in Yeri, Salitre area, in southern Costa Rica. As a member of the National Coordination of the National Front of Indigenous Peoples (FRENAPI), Rojas fought for the restitution of ancestral lands and the conservation  … Read more

An encouraging contribution

Land management and food production practices of traditional communities in Latin America

The publication “Manejo comunitario del territorio y soberanía alimentaria” (Community management of territory and food sovereignty) of Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) is a “hopeful contribution against the model of death that is being imposed in our territories,” said Mexican environmentalist Claudia Ramos. The report,  … Read more