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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 . . .

UN Special Rapporteur draws attention to extractive industries and indigenous rights

Last week, James Anaya, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, delivered a written report and statement to the UN General Assembly, . . .

Another court allows corporate liability for human rights abuses

On Monday, I wrote about the big news that the Supreme Court will hear the Kiobel case, about whether corporations may be sued for complicity . . .

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