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They’ve been exploited by their government and oil companies for decades — now it’s time for justice

Since March 2013, four major river basins in the Peruvian Amazon have been declared environmental and humanitarian crisis zones. And after decades of oil exploitation, Peruvian communities are still fighting back — several are raising their voices to demand that Petroperú clean up its act before the company tries to renew its license for oil... (More...)
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5 Things You Need to Know From the UN Climate Agreement

The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Climate Action, that sets up the framework for negotiations on a new climate treaty that will be decided in Paris next year. Overall, however, the talks were... (More...)
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What the Global Climate Movement can learn from Latin America

Latin America has a long history of popular movements, whether it be  in the environmental, political or economic context. Today these movements have established themselves as a major social and political force largely shaping regional realities. Below are highlights from conversations with climate activists in Latin America shedding light on the uniqueness of the climate movement in the... (More...)
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Hope looks like 15,000 people marching in the streets. Take 2 minutes to see for yourself.

The largest climate march in Latin America’s history happened this week — and wow, was it inspiring to see all the colorful images from the event. Indigenous communities, farmers, workers, miners, youth groups, and faith groups all took part and raised their voices together. Watch what it looked like in the 2-minute video below. Via... (More...)
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After the murder of four Asheninka leaders in Peru, activists are still fighting to defend the forest

Edwin Chota and three other leaders died defending the forest that sustains their communities from illegal loggers trying to gut the Amazon. Through accounts from families and friends, the short film below tells the story of their battle for land titling and of the activists that are still fighting. Watch the video below, and find... (More...)
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La Caravana Climática: a voice for our local movements

By Fernanda Canas On May 19th the Climate Caravan (Caravana Climática) through Latin America arrived to El Salvador. The Climate Caravan is a bus traveling from the north of Mexico all along Latin America in order to arrive to their final destination Lima, Peru where the UN Climate Change Talks (COP 20) will be held in December... (More...)
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