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Author: El Desconcierto (Chile)
“Minera Escondida desiste de tramitar estudio para poder extender uso de agua en el Salar de Atacama” – 4 de febrero de 2020...
Peru: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders calls Govt. to protect indigenous peoples from criminalization including by agribusiness
Author: Forest peoples
“UN expert to Peru: guarantee indigenous peoples’ rights, title their lands and end criminalisation to protect Human Rights Defenders” – 7 February 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders
South America: NGOs analyse indigenous peoples’ demands on access to water in fragile salt lakes in lithium production areas; Albemarle proposes a network to monitor water scarcity in Chile
A report analysing the demands by indigenous peoples affected by a growing demand of lithium extracted at three salt lakes in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile highlights the increasing concerns about responsible use of water by companies in that South...
Mexico: District court ruled temporary suspension to the Maya train project; federal government says project will continue until served with a court order
“Key Mexico infra works run into heavy roadblocks”, 5 February 2020...
Author: El País
“Naciones Unidas condena la persecución judicial contra los defensores de derechos en Perú” – 4 de febrero de 2020...
- Related stories: Perú: Relator sobre Defensores de la ONU finaliza visita al país y señala casos que involucran ataques relacionados con empresas
- Related in-depth areas: Últimas noticias sobre defensoras/es
- Related companies: Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) (part of China Minmetals)
Peru: UN Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Criticizes "Abuse of the Justice System" Against Human Rights Defenders
Author: The Country
"United Nations condemns judicial persecution of rights defenders in Peru" - 4 February 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Chinese investment overseas
Author: Reuters & The Guardian
"Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to allow commercial mining on indigenous land", 6 February 2020....
Author: Guilherme Mazui e Luiz Felipe Barbiéri, G1 (Brazil)
“Bolsonaro assina projeto com regras para mineração e geração de energia em terras indígenas”, 5 de fevereiro de 2020...