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18 January 2018
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El activista defensor de derecho y del medio ambiente Ronald David Barillas Díaz, miembro del Parlamento Xinca y reconocido líder de la comunidad, fue asesinado el pasado 9 de enero en el departamento de Santa Rosa. Ronald dedicó su activismo a...

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18 January 2018

Guatemala: Ronald David Barillas, environmental & human rights defender working on impacts of sugar and mining, killed

Ronald David Barilla, a member of the Xinka indigenous parliament and a well-known leader of the community, was killed on 9th of January in Santa Rosa, Guatemala, by unknown people. Ronald’s work stressed the environmental impact of the sugar...

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17 January 2018

Canada creates independent Ombudsperson & multi-stakeholder advisory body to strengthen responsible business conduct abroad

Canada's Minister of International Trade has announced two new responsible business initiatives for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad. The first is the creation of an independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise ...

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17 January 2018

Sweden: Lack of investment in climate solutions by fund management co's puts Paris agreement at risk, finds report; incl. co responses

"Turning the tide - The urgent need to shift capital flows to climate solutions: A case study of ten fund management companies", a new report by Swedwatch focuses on the role of the finance sector in reallocating large capital streams towards green...

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17 January 2018

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Author: Tahoe Resources

“MSR condemns any threats or violent actions against communities, citizens and human rights advocates” 16 of January 2018...

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16 January 2018
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A pesar de haberse firmado el acuerdo de paz con la guerrilla de las FARC, persisten acciones violentas de grupos armados ilegales. Unos de los objetivos de dichos grupos son dirigentes campesinos e indígenas que luchan por la defensa de sus derechos....

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16 January 2018
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Author: Élisabeth Schneiter, Reporterre (France)

« 312 défenseurs de l'environnement et des droits humains ont été assassinés en 2017 », 16 janvier 2018...

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16 January 2018
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Author: Piero Locatelli, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

"Indígenas do Maranhão buscam romper com o resto da sociedade-Conhecidos por expulsar madeireiros do seu território, os Ka'apor trabalham em um movimento maior, que busca a autonomia para controlar seu território", 9 de janeiro de 2018Em uma das...

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16 January 2018

Kenya: UN experts call for respect of indigenous peoples' rights in implementing EU-funded climate change mitigation project

Author: John H. Knox, Michel Forst & Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (UN Special Rapporteurs)

“Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts"...

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15 January 2018

Andean Region: New study shows almost “perfect correlation” between violent social conflicts and new mining projects

Author: Mario Pérez-Rincón and Nick Meynen at InterContinental Cry

Academic research confirms: more mining leads to more fighting” - January 15, 2018...

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