extractive industries

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru

On 3rd February, 60 armed men linked to illegal loggers entered in the territories of the Meantari community and threatened to kill the 25 Asháninkas families living there. Read more

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru

Conflict over mining on indigenous lands leads to widespread civic space abuses

In early January the environmental organisation Acción Ecológica denounced government attempts to close it down. Read more

Conflict over mining on indigenous lands leads to widespread civic space abuses

Mapuche protest in Santiago ends in repression

On 17th January, around 200 Mapuche activists took the streets of Santiago de Chile, demanding the release of political prisoners and an end to repression. Read more

Mapuche protest in Santiago ends in repression

Civil society fights back against threatened closure of environmental CSO

On 20th December, the Ecuadorian government threatened to dissolve Acción Ecológica, an environmental CSO raising awareness on the impact of a planned mega-copper mine on the lands of the Shuar indigenous people.
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Civil society fights back against threatened closure of environmental CSO