Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.
The difficult situation of environmental and social activists in Latin America and Colombia
Peoples, whose cultures and languages were marginalized and displaced by the Nation-State, have appropriated – slowly, but surely – digital media to reassert their cultural and linguistic presence in cyberspace.
The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has accelerated rapidly in the past two months, underscoring the shortcomings of the government’s environmental policies.
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
Due to access to public information, it is known that Peru’s Evaluation and Environmental Control Agency (OEFA) requested a budget of 166 260 160 nuevos soles but, according to the draft budget approved by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), they were only allocated 130 260 160 nuevos soles.
For years, large dams have been the first choice to meet energy needs in most of Latin America. However, according to various studies, large dams do not mean clean energy and are not enviornmentally friendly.
Ishpingo, Tambococha and Tiputini are three key fields in Ecuador’s oil reserves. They are in the Yasuni National Park. Petroamazonas is preparing to make the first drilling in areas adjacent to their fields.