• Latin American Organizations Present at the United Nations the Impact of 28 Chinese Projects in Latin America

    A delegation of 10 representatives from the Collective on Chinese Financing and Investments, Human Rights, and the Environment (CICDHA), along with 35 other Latin American organizations, presented the report tittled: “Chinese Business Activities and Human Rights in Latin America: Cases in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela” at the UN headquarters…

  • Protesta contra Ley de Minería

    The Supreme Court of Justice of Panama Declares Mining Law 406 Unconstitutional

    On November 28th, various social sectors, social organizations, and citizens took to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling of unconstitutionality of Mining Law 406. Over a month of resistance and street protests by different sectors positioned social sectors against mining extractivism due to a series of consequences in economic, environmental, human rights and…

  • Red Muqui 20 años aniversario

    Red Muqui: 20 Years Accompanying the People in the Defense of their Collective and Territorial Rights

    We are celebrating our anniversary this October, as this year Red Muqui is celebrating its 20th anniversary accompanying and defending the rights of communities and populations affected by mining. Perhaps, therefore, it is important to explain where the name Red Muqui comes from. In fact, we adopted it from the Andean legend “el Muqui,” a…

  • Informe Violación de Derechos Humanos

    Community-Based Human Rights Impact Assessment of Canadian Mine in Oaxaca

    ORIGINAL SOURCE: Educa Oaxaca. San José mining project. Report on the violation of human rights in the communities of Ocotlán, Ejutla and Tlacolula, Oaxaca Executive Summary This report assesses the impact on human rights of the “San José” and “San José II” mining projects belonging to the Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán SA de CV – a subsidiary…

  • Community meeting and informational session on the impacts of the two dams

    Bolivia: The Hostile Takeover of Indigenous Organizations

    On January 11, Mongabay reported on the pernicious impacts that El Chepete-Balas massive hydroelectric project would have on more than 5,000 indigenous people and the biosphere of the Madidi National Park and Pilón Lajas Reserve. The construction of two dams on Beni River’s Chepete Gorge and El Bala Gorge, respectively, is a project that dates…

  • No more Oil Spills Photo: Iván Castaneira

    Ecuador: Two Executive Orders Threatening the Amazon

    FUENTE: Publicado originalmente por la revista digital ecuatoriana GK La política petrolera y minera del gobierno ecuatoriano sigue afectando a las poblaciones indígenas, y están en contra de todas las recomendaciones para mitigar el cambio climático. Las políticas minera y petrolera del presidente Guillermo Lasso han sido rechazadas por organizaciones y nacionalidades indígenas. En octubre…

  • Court in Mexico Blocks Federal Mandate that Declared Infrastructure Projects of “Public Interest” and “National Security”

    FROM THE EDITORS: In Mexico, as in many neoliberal and authoritarian governments, the discourse of national security has been used again and again as a pretext for developmentalist extractivist projects. The National Indigenous Congress has launched a national campaign to promote legal resources for the protection of indigenous communities, which is finally beginning to show…

  • Peru Mining Breaks the Environmental Balance in Fishing Harbor

    FROM THE EDITORS: The mining project in Puerto Huarmey, located in the Ancash Region of Peru, has profoundly impacted the life of fishermen, indigenous, and peasants who still inhabit the region. Local residents have been protesting the bay’s pollution and the rupture of ecosystems on which their livelihoods depend. Now Red Muqui has found documentation…