In Vaupés, a department in the Colombian Amazon, indigenous peoples cling to their beliefs to protect themselves from mining. A concession for the exploitation of coltan angers three communities: the leaders are threatened and their right to prior consultation has been violated.
Research has determined that the mercury level exceeds up to 87 times the level permitted by the Colombian State.[:]
The governments of Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom made its first payment to Colombia for having complied with the reduction of deforestation between 2013 and 2014.
Leaders from indigenous and forest communities in Colombia, Indonesia, Liberia, and Peru are in London to call for action on human rights violations and land grabbing linked to the global trade in palm oil.
The director of Amazon Institute of Scientific Studies Sinchi speaks of the management plan for La Macarena, which sought to prevent the deterioration of the area and show the effects of mining.
Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
The intention is to plant 72,000 trees every month in the Amazon, chosen by indigenous communities, but providing food security.
The difficult situation of environmental and social activists in Latin America and Colombia
After ten years of work, the communities of Pirá Paraná (Vaupes region), published a book containing his knowledge. They say it’s time for dialogue with the West, before his ambition to destroy the planet.
Ciro Guerra’s film, inspired by a true story of expeditions in the Amazon, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, the highest awards in world cinema.