Inhabitants of the Minas Gerais municipality affected by Vale mining company achieved “landmark victory” said Tchenna Maso of MAB
On February 20th, a Brazilian court ordered transnational corporation Vale SA to grant every person affected by the Brumadinho environmental massacre a minimum wage for 12 months, and in addition, each family will receive 400 reals, which is the value of a basic food basket in that South American country. … Read more
Uruguayan organizations denounced an attempted coup in Venezuela and expressed their support towards the dialogue for peace.
The Uruguayan central workers union, PIT-CNT, together with the Continental Conference for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, and the Union Gathering Nuestra América, held a rally in Montevideo on February 7 demanding “Dialogue and Peace for Venezuela.” The mobilization took place in the center of the Uruguayan capital, while a few … Read more
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
The Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism expresses solidarity with the Venezuelan people and rejects the Coup strategies implemented in the South American country. We think that a negotiated and peaceful way out, crafted by the government and a democratic opposition force, can forge the paths of dialogue to … Read more
The Honduran Public Prosecutor´s Office requested a life sentence for Berta Cáceres murderers
On January 10, the Honduran Public Prosecutor´s Office requested a life sentence for the murder of environmental defender Berta Cáceres against the 7 people accused of the crime, and 13 years in jail for the attempted murder of Gustavo Castro, member of Otros Mundos Chiapas – Friends of the Earth … Read more
During the first week of 2019, six Colombian defenders of territories and peoples rights were murdered
The murder of Maritza Quiroz, leader of the Santa Marta Victims Roundtable, on January 6th, was the sixth political murder that took place in the first week of 2019. The crimes against Colombian territory defenders continue unabated and are a cause of concern for social organizations throughout the country that … Read more
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
Guatemala: Two defenders of the land who fought against the building of hydroelectric plants in the Pojom River were murdered.
The Council of Wuxhtaj Peoples and the Council of the Mayan People (CPO), which are part of the Movement of People Affected by Dams in Latin America (MAR), denounced the murder on December 16th of the brothers Nery Esteban Pedro and Domingo Esteban Pedro, from the Bella Linda community, a … Read more
Two landless leaders brutally murdered in Paraiba, North-East Brazil
On December 8th, two peasant leaders of the Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil were shot to death by hooded man while they were having dinner at their campsite “Don José María Pires”, in Paraíba State. This clearly reflects a “hate speech” which has been specially targeting Brazilian popular organizations. … Read more
Convention on Biological Diversity: We need to consult communities about gene drives and assess the risks of the technology
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity urged the governments on November 29th to conduct strict risk assessments and consult indigenous people and other local communities before releasing organisms into the environment with “exterminator technology” such as gene drives. The decision to consult the people about this dangerous genetic modification of … Read more