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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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Sembrando Vida: Counterinsurgency, Neoliberalism, and Clientelism

The most damaging effect of the program is the destruction of the community fabric and of the organizing structures of decision-making

In Honduras, Chortí Maya cemetery is swallowed up by Aura Minerals

"they wrecked the cemetery, dug up graves, all to make it look like they’d exhumed all the bodies"

La Encrucijada’s Dilemma: The Greenwashing of Oil Palm

Oil palm cultivation expands into protected areas in Chiapas with 17,300 acres that the government and companies intend to legalize