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Fany Kuiru elected as COICA’s first woman coordinator

It is the first time in COICA’s 38-year history that a woman will preside over the organisation that represents more than 500 indigenous peoples from 9 Amazonian countries. Colombian indigenous leader Fany Kuiru Castro was unanimously elected as the new…

UN calls for an end to arbitrary detention worldwide

UN representative calls on governments to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and end “once and for all arbitrary detentions”. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called on all governments of the world to grant amnesty, pardon or…

Amazon: 983 major fires affected almost 1 million hectares

Base map: Amazon fires 2022. The orange dots indicate the main locations of the fires. The green line is the Amazon biogeographic boundary and the blue line is the Amazon basin boundary. Data: ACCA. 72% of the large fires occurred…

Latin America, the US’s new plastic dumping ground.

Every year the US sends thousands of tons of plastic waste to Latin America. Mexico, El Salvador and Ecuador are the main recipients of waste that is largely unsuitable for recycling. Loopholes in international regulations also lead to the shipment…

Attempts to remove protection for peoples in isolation rejected

Backed by Aidesep, indigenous organisations Orpio, Orau and Corpiaa expressed their rejection of attempts to remove protection from peoples in isolation and to exploit their intangible territories. Indigenous organisations in the country categorically rejected the initiative of the Regional Government…

Chile: Constitutional Convention approves indigenous consent in consultation process

The provision requires indigenous peoples to be consulted and, in addition, to give free, prior and informed consent in decisions that affect them. The plenary of Chile’s Constitutional Convention approved raising the standard of indigenous consultation and requiring consent for…

President Castillo to be presented with the Agenda Grande de la Amazonía Indígena

The Interethnic Association of the Peruvian Jungle (AIDESEP) announced the elaboration of the Great Agenda of the Indigenous Amazon that will be presented to the government to generate public policies in favour of the indigenous peoples. Among the main axes…

Congress approves education rollback and blocks environmental progress

Parliament approved legislation that represents a step backwards in the quality of education and sex education, and blocked other initiatives to make progress on environmental issues. While the country was plunged into a new political crisis, the Congress of the…

Deforestation for gold mining has increased by 90% in the Amazon region

Gold mining is already the second biggest cause of deforestation in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon, according to a scientific study. Deforestation caused by gold mining has increased by 90 % in the southwest of the…

Peru: 20|01: open assembly called for Repsol oil spill

The organisation Fridays for Future Peru is calling for an open assembly to gather information from social organisations, collectives and leaders interested in taking action against the oil spill in Ventanilla. The La Pampilla refinery, which belongs to the multinational…

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