land & water defense

Cover of "After Servitude: Elusive Property and the Ethics of Kinship in Bolivia" by Mareike Winchell. (University of California Press, 2022)
November 3, 2023
Carwil Bjork-James

Mareike Winchell’s ethnography of post-hacienda life in Bolivia’s Ayopaya province reveals the complex afterlives of servitude, but fails to weigh the comparative scale between deference and refusal.

October 31, 2023
Simón Rodríguez

The Dominican government's attempt to reinforce its hegemony over the border river unleashed unexpected resistance in Haiti.

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.

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 11, 2023
Lola Rosario

Sociologist and environmental activist Alegna Malavé Marrero talks about the battle against privatization and corruption threatening natural resources and the nation’s cultural identity.

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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