The report highlights how lawsuits and the threat of lawsuits are endangering vulnerable peoples and ecosystems.
From the US and Canada, we defend El Salvador’s historic mining ban and call for the immediate release of jailed Santa Marta 5 Water Defenders!
The five detainees include leaders of the campaign that won the world’s first metals mining ban in 2017 — a ban the cash-strapped government may be moving to overturn.
IPS joins an international coalition condemning the assassination of environmental leaders in Honduras.
Organizaciones internacionales piden al gobierno salvadoreño que retire los cargos contra Defensores del Agua detenidos el 11 de enero [TEXTO EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO]
Hundreds of groups around the world worked with the Salvadoran Water Defenders in the successful campaign to save the country’s rivers from toxic gold mining. They join in demanding the release of the five Water Defenders and to allow them to await their trial in their community.
Global mining companies have used the pandemic to push unwanted projects on vulnerable communities, who are fighting back — and sometimes winning.
An attempted assassination, criminalization, and violent eviction in 2014 didn’t stop the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya in Guatemala.
In a battle to protect their rivers and waterways, the people of El Salvador came together to ban mineral mining.
Indigenous leaders in Guatemala and their allies take a stand against corporate greed in their community.
How ordinary people saved a country from corporate greed.
Water defenders in El Salvador are offering hopeful development priorities, policies, and trajectories for the future. They aren’t alone.
Americans will have to fight hard to protect their water from corporate greed. They can learn a lot from El Salvador.
Rising corruption in Guatemala threatens landmark legal victories by Indigenous activists defending their land from mining.