• December 7: One Year after the Great Peasant and Indigenous Revolt

    December 7 marks one year since the attempted coup of former President Pedro Castillo and his subsequent removal from office by Congress. As of this date, Dina Boluarte assumed the presidency of Peru and immediately established an alliance with the most conservative, mafia-like people who lost the 2021 presidential elections. Congress also quickly abandoned an…

  • 25N: Women Against All Forms of Violence and Against the Dictatorship

    The voices of popular and rural women are increasingly resonating on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. They denounce that they are now not only facing a misogynistic system that reproduces and naturalizes symbolic and structural violence but also an illegitimate and racist government that justifies serious human rights violations. This…

  • New Awasqa Web Site for Linguistic Justice and Participatory Communication

    After a long hiatus, Awasqa is on its way to a new phase. Based on its original objectives of promoting linguistic justice and participatory communication for indigenous peoples in Abya Yala, at Awasqa we took the initiative to redesign its website. This will allow us to create a more collaborative process to make Awasqa a…

  • 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…

  • 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…