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Mexico: Indigenous People in Oaxaca Sue Federal Government and 18 Authorities

"We're well organized; we're in resistance. We keep an eye on our authorities to make sure there are no negotiations with the government,

Panamá: Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous region at risk of disappearing

Photo: Santiago Navarro F. Translated by Alfie Lake A few logs and interlaced planks give shape to two walls holding up a few pieces of metal sheeting; this is a makeshift hut. In the background two...

Fracking Expands in Latin America, Threatening to Contaminate World’s Third-Largest Aquifer

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - a method whereby hydrocarbons trapped within rocks are extracted - is expanding rapidly in Latin America. Fracking emits benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene, which are considered by the World...

Mexican Farmers Accuse Mining Companies of Shady Tactics in Chiapas

Alberto Villatoro, a farmer in the fertile region of Los Cacaos in Chiapas, Mexico, recalls, with a mixture of sadness and anger, how innocently he used to walk over the area's silvery blue rocks. "I...

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US Ambassador to Mexico Leads Meeting in Oaxaca to Advance the Interoceanic Corridor Megaproject

It was led by the US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, together with representatives from the economic sector, such as Visa, Amazon, Facebook, AT&T, META, Google

The challenge of thinking about community: “I believe we will outlive the United States”

A self-organized space with poetry readings, tattoo fundraising, lectures and workshops in the Arizona desert

Green Attack on the Amazon: REDD Projects Worsen Climate Crisis

False solutions, such as carbon markets and Nature Based Solutions, prosper as threats and violence increase in the Brazilian Amazon