The role BMW may play in creating a world-class environmental disaster in Ecuador

The role BMW may play in creating a world-class environmental disaster in Ecuador Carlos Zorrilla, 27 March 2019 There is a rush these days to gain access to copper deposit and other key minerals driven
Read More

The irresponsibility of Vale has led to a second big mining disaster in Brazil

The irresponsibility of Vale has led to a second big mining disaster in Brazil Youssef Bouarada, 27 February 2019 On January 25th, a catastrophic failure of a tailings dam in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, in Brazil
Read More

No Alto Maipo: Chile’s continued struggle against the mining industry for the right to water.

No Alto Maipo: Chile’s continued struggle against the mining industry for the right to water. Emily Humphreys, 13 February 2019 Chile is recognised as the poster-child of neoliberalism, with a strong mandate of privatisation on
Read More

Neo-extractivism and repression of social protest in Bolivia

Neo-extractivism and repression of social protest in Bolivia Bolivian Altiplano We are looking out over a gigantic dry salt pan. Boats are lying upside-down on the cracks in the salty soil. In the surrounding villages,
Read More

The struggle of indigenous students against large-scale mining industries in the Philippines – the case of ALCADEV

The struggle of indigenous students against large-scale mining industries in the Philippines - the case of ALCADEV Nóra Katona, 18 February 2019 On Mindanao, the biggest southern island of the Philippines, there is a school
Read More

Mines & Territory

Monthly online review on extractivist issues in Colombia Karlijn Van Den Broeck & Sam Packet, 14 februari 2019 We present you "Mines & Territory", our montly online review on extractivist issues in Colombia brought to
Read More

Mirtha Vasquez visits CATAPA

Mirtha Vasquez visits CATAPA to discuss the issues that 'defensoras' face 17 January 2018 This week Mirtha Vasquez visited CATAPA. She is the director of GRUFIDES and the lawyer for famous environmentalist Maxima Acuña and
Read More

Mirtha Vásquez and Laura Lucio rapport of EU resolution

The European Parliament approves resolution on “Women, Gender Equality and Climate Justice” Mirtha Vásquez (GRUFIDES), Laura Lucio (ESF) 25 January 2018 The European Union (EU) has been concerned with the issues regarding the safety of
Read More

Concerns over the irregular humanitarian pardon granted by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Concerns aimed at the EU after pardon of former Peru president Fujimori Brussels, Monday, 29th January, 2018 The "Plataforma Europa Peru" (PEP), the "EU-LAT Network" (ex CIFCA and Grupo Sur) and CIDSE would like to express
Read More

“Proyecto Mirador”: Mining in the Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador

Acción Ecológica resists the mining project along with the locals 28th February 2018 Gloria Chicaiza Aguilar is the head of "Acción Ecológica", an Ecuadorian NGO that strives for social and ecological justice according to the
Read More