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Guapinol environmental defenders released from prison after long battle for freedom

Environmental activists from the Guapinol village in northern Honduras had been arbitrarily detained since 2019 for protesting against a mining project

Chubut governor repeals mining law after days of protest

After five days of anti-mining protests across Argentina’s Chubut province, the provincial governor repealed the law that paved the way for mega-mining in the province, and gave the call for a plebiscite to decide on this matter

How a US lawyer’s attempt to make Chevron pay for pollution landed him a jail sentence

Lawyer Steven Donziger was sentenced to jail by a federal judge despite a UN working group having found his detention to be in violation of international law

Social movements denounce Bolsonaro’s plan for the mining sector

Social movements that work with those affected by the sector’s activities believe the plan threatens indigenous people and weakens laws

Multinationals and oil companies are imposing their greed on the people of Mozambique

Vijay Prashad explores the role of multinational companies in the deepening social, economic and political crisis in Mozambique

2019 was the bloodiest year for environmental and land rights activists, says report

Over 212 “land defenders” were killed in the year 2019, says a report by Global Witness, with Colombia and the Philippines accounting for half of those

The US wants to play powerbroker in a fight over the Nile River, but a bigger threat looms

What is at stake in the negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and what has been the response of the US

In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19

Sector has 907 active cases of the novel coronavirus; country is ranked 19th in the world for infections

Dakota Access Pipeline is cancelled in an important victory for Standing Rock Sioux tribe

The judge observed that the Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Protection Act when granting approval for the pipeline.

Peruvian activists and farmers on trial for protesting against Tía María mining project

District attorney of Arequipa has demanded up to 30 years in jail for all the leaders who opposed the Tía María mining project and led the resistance struggle against it

Mining giant Vale enjoys impunity as victims suffer in Brumadinho

One year after the Brumadinho dam burst, nearly a million people are continuing to suffer the consequences of the carelessness of mining giant Vale.

One year since the Brumadinho disaster: locals struggle, Vale profits

The mining company has recovered its market value, while 93,000 people affected by dam burst will have relief payments cut in half

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