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4 October 2019

Honduras: Indigenous land and territory defender killed for resistance against logging company, INMARE

Author: The Progressive

“‘They Are Killing Our Leaders One by One’”, 2nd October 2019...

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4 October 2019
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3 October 2019
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Author: Francesc Badia, Democracia Abierta/Rainforest Journalism Fund (Brazil)

“O presidente Jair Bolsonaro já deixou mais do que explícito seu desdém pela Amazônia brasileira. No entanto, a onda conservadora que o país atravessa não consegue impedir que ativistas arrisquem suas vidas para proteger o meio ambiente e suas...

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3 October 2019
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Author: Global Rights Advocacy, Ricardo Lagunes Gasca, Articulación de los Pueblos Originarios del Istmo Oaxaqueño (APOYO), Clínica de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad de Seattle, Universidad de Washington

“México y el proyecto Eólica del Sur ante la CIDH: de viento de vida al peligro del viento”, 2 de octubre de 2019...

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2 October 2019

Cambodia: Nine representatives of Bunong indigenous communities attend a hearing in French court over land disputes with company

Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post

"Bunong group attends French court hearing over land dispute", 1 October 2019...

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2 October 2019

EDF Group sent formal request urging company to comply with its duty of vigilance under French law

On 1 October 2019, indigenous human rights defenders, communal representatives from Unión Hidalgo in Oaxaca, Mexico, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC), and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR),...

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1 October 2019
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Author: João Vitor Santos, Instituto Humanitas Unisinos (Brazil)

“Belo Monte e Belo Sun. O desenvolvimentismo triunfalista e violento que afunda a região amazônica em degradações. Entrevista especial com Elielson Silva”, 02 de outubro de 2019...

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1 October 2019

Defending the Philippines: Environmental activists at the mercy of business at all costs

Author: Global Witness

Violence against land and environmental defenders is a systemic problem, spanning many different regions of the country and many different industries, and the army uses force to silence activism. 52 defenders have been killed extra-judicially in the...

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1 October 2019

Honduras: Berta Cáceres´ mother blames DESA and the government for the killing of her daughter

Author: The Gray Zone

“Mother of assassinated activist Berta Cáceres speaks out against US-backed Honduran dictatorship”, 22nd September 2019...

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29 September 2019
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Author: Mongabay (Latinoamérica)

“El mercurio sigue siendo una amenaza para los ríos de Sudamérica” 23 de septiembre de 2019...

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