September 27, 2023
Teresa Velásquez

A historic court decision suspended the long-disputed Loma Large gold mining project in Ecuador’s paramo, but the struggle continues.

September 21, 2023
Ruth Santiago and Catalina de Onís

As the archipelago marks the anniversary of Hurricanes María and Fiona, the impacts of agency capture, colonialism, and climate chaos highlight the need for community-based rooftop solar.

September 8, 2023
Madeleine Vallier

The election of Colombia’s first leftist president marked a fundamental shift in the country’s political landscape. Has Petro’s administration fulfilled its pledges one year into office?

August 23, 2023
Angélica María Bernal and Joshua Holst

Ecuadorians have chosen to safeguard the biodiverse Yasuní National Park from oil drilling, marking a major triumph for grassroots Indigenous and environmental activists against the fossil fuel consensus.

August 12, 2023
Juan Cruz Ferre

Protests in northern Argentina continue against controversial constitutional reforms that criminalize protest and clear the way for lithium extraction at the expense of Indigenous rights.

August 2, 2023
Sam Klein-Markman

International mining companies arrive in Jequitinhonha Valley, promising development and provoking concerns about local compensation and water scarcity.

July 24, 2023
Dawn Marie Paley

As expropriations for the controversial megaproject accelerate, impacted communities assess the security and geopolitical implications.

July 14, 2023
Paola Canova

Joel Correia’s ethnography provides vibrant testimony of the struggles of the Sanapaná and Enxet peoples as they navigate complex dynamics of dispossession and neglect.

July 10, 2023
Raúl Silva Telles do Valle and Biviany Rojas Garzón

Under Bolsonaro, environmental crimes skyrocketed amid a slide toward authoritarianism. Now, defending the rainforest also means rescuing Brazil’s democratic rule of law.

June 28, 2023
Tomás Ó Loingsigh

The Irish-based multinational Smurfit Kappa's vast tracts of monoculture forestry in Colombia tie Ireland into global webs of extraction and exploitation. 


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