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Talks with Peru mine protestors break down, President Humala declares state of emergency

Last week, Benjamin blogged about the ongoing protests by communities challenging the controversial Conga mining project in the Cajamarca region of Peru. At the time, . . .

Moving Hearts and Minds and Making History in Burma

Hillary Clinton meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma
It’s times like these that I wish I had a crystal ball. Not only because it seems like hundreds of people have called, emailed, and . . .

Trading Water for Gold? Communities Unite, Seeking Halt to Mining Project in Peru

The Peruvian town of Cajamarca and its neighboring communities have come to a complete halt as thousands of local residents have united in protest against . . .

On the Thai-Burma border, students build a school, a community, and a better future

This guest post comes from Matthew Allen, or "Teacher Matt," a teacher at the Health and EarthRights Training program (HEART). HEART, one of our partner . . .

As decision looms, officials are finally second-guessing the Xayaburi Dam

We've been blogging about the proposed Xayaburi dam a lot lately, because this project really needs to be stopped until a complete transboundary assessment is . . .

Whose highways? If built, Amazon roads would bisect indigenous communities

One of the great things about working in the new ERI Amazon office is that you get to travel into the Amazon from time to . . .

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Latin America: Key Struggles Defining the Landscape

Recently, Benjamin blogged about the success of indigenous peoples in Bolivia in stopping the construction of a highway through their territory which threatened the environment . . .

Letting in the Sun: New Shake Ups Over Tar Sands, Dams and Fracking

If you read our blog regularly, you know that we frequently comment on human rights cases and campaigns from all over the world, particularly those . . .

Victory for Indigenous Marchers in Bolivia?

On October 21, two days after thousands of Bolivia’s indigenous peoples completed their 500 km march to La Paz in protest of the government’s plan . . .

When indigenous livelihoods clash with public energy demands, who should bend?

Construction on the controversial US$11 billion Xingu River dam construction project — the so-called Belo Monte dam — was temporarily halted by a Brazilian federal . . .

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