Fishermen are dissatisfied with the agreement signed between the national government and the Repsol company on an initial compensation of 3,000 soles to affected fishermen and fish merchants. They say that they lose more than 5,000 soles a month due to the disastrous oil spill
Today we look at an Ecuador court ruling on Indigenous rights against extractive projects, ongoing anti-coup protests in Sudan, and more
Today we look at the release of a student leader in Swaziland, the persecution of a human rights lawyer in Egypt, and more
Today we look at the UN Security Council special session on Ukraine, a major oil spill spreading to Ecuador’s Amazon region, and more
Peru is in the midst of dealing with a major oil spill just 30 kilometers from the capital city Lima. On January 15th, 6,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the ocean while a tanker was unloading at a Repsol facility.
The devastating oil spill has polluted 1.7 million square meters of soil and 1.2 million square meters of ocean, tarred 21 beaches on Peru’s Pacific coast, and killed a vast variety of marine wildlife, besides incurring huge economic losses to fishing and tourism industries
Today we look at a major oil on Peru’s coast, the death of a Tunisian protestor injured in a violent police crackdown, and more
Today we look restrictions on Venezuela’s access to the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights funds, the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq, and more
The Indigenous people of the Loreto region in the Peruvian Amazon are demanding environmental remediation against numerous oil spills. They also seek infrastructure guaranteeing basic services in the region
Today we look at the military pact between Australia, the US, and the UK; sanctions imposed against Guinea’s military junta; and more
The pipeline is expected to take away rights of indigenous people to hunt, fish and gather along the proposed routes and native American communities have been at the forefront of the protests demanding to stop the construction of the pipeline.
Musician Roger Waters talks about the struggle of the indigenous people of Ecuador against Chevron and the persecution suffered by their attorney Steven Donziger