Deep in the Amazon rainforest in Peru, indigenous communities have lived off their lands for generations. But for over 45 years, they have been devastated by the consequences of oil exploitation on their lands. Tell the Peruvian government that this indifference has gone on long enough.
Colombia has the most unequal distribution of land in Latin America, yet equitable access to land is a decisive factor for consolidating peace in Colombia.
Ensuring sustainability in Guatemala's palm oil sector requires meaningful social and ecological reform.
Land inequality in Latin America is worse today than in decades, with women being particularly marginalized. The future of sustainable and inclusive development of much of the continent depends on redressing this.
COP22 was a defiant call to action from developing countries in the wake of the US election result, while rich countries continued to neglect the need for new funds to support those most vulnerable to climate change.
Small communities in the dry corridor in Honduras are the most affected. The drought has affected livelihoods, specially women´s, and has brought an economic crisis for many homes and migration to already overpopulated cities. Mary Robinson, United Nations special envoy for El Niño and climate change, met some women in Lange, Honduras.
The recent assassinations of Berta Cáceres and Nelson García highlight the extreme violence and intimidation that many indigenous land rights activists face every day. It also underscores the urgent need for companies in the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras to fully and permanently withdraw their involvement.
Old Havana was packed with smiles and black umbrellas. To the outside observer, it’s impossible to tell that Cuba is going through its worst drought in over a century.
Around 28 million people in Southern Africa now face alarming levels of hunger and food insecurity. The Southern African Development Committee's declaration of a regional emergency must be a clarion call for donors, national governments and the humanitarian community to act faster.