Extractivism

October 9, 2018
Jacquelyn Kovarik

The rights-monitoring app was launched earlier this year in 11 countries—but some activists and experts wonder if it's just another colonial tool to extract indigenous knowledge. 

September 28, 2018
Hilda Lloréns and Ruth Santiago

Coal mining in La Guajira, Colombia, has caused widespread devastation—physical, environmental, and cultural—for Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. It is time for it to end.

September 28, 2018
Hilda Lloréns y Ruth Santiago

La minería de carbón en La Guajira, Colombia, ha causado gran devastación—física, ambiental, y cultural—para las comunidades Indígenas y Afrodescendientes. Es hora de que acabe.

September 27, 2018
Moira Birss and Carlos Mazabanda

The recent approval of a new oil concession in Ecuador fails to fulfill Indigenous rights enshrined in the country’s 2008 Constitution

June 18, 2018
Victoria McKenzie and Steven Cohen

USAID has funded the Cerrejón Foundation, the charitable arm of the Cerrejón mine in Caribbean Colombia, to the tune of millions. A months-long investigation reveals its community development projects are a front tied to a long history of displacement, violence, and death.

December 15, 2017
Linda Farthing

A recent ruling to end term limits in Bolivia gives Evo Morales a green light to run in the 2019 presidential elections and beyond. 

August 10, 2017

China has become the principal funder and contractor for President Evo Morales’s state-led development project. What's at stake for Bolivia?

April 12, 2017
Michael L. Dougherty

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to categorically prohibit metal mining, after over a decade of struggle against it.

April 11, 2017
Gregory Wilpert

Ecuador’s president-elect Lenín Moreno defeats neoliberal candidate Guillermo Lasso amidst an economic downturn and political controversy.  

January 26, 2017
Moira Birss

From attempts to close Ecuador’s leading environmental rights NGO to megaprojects on indigenous lands, Rafael Correa’s government continues to criminalize and threaten environmental activists and indigenous people. 

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