Open letter to European Union

Together with 126 other organisations LAMMP signs open letter to the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Member States of the European Union. Read the letter here.

VENEZUELA: BACK TO THE FUTURE?

Wednesday 24th February 2016 marked yet another great leap backwards for environmentalists and the indigenous people of Venezuela. Accompanied by representatives of 150 mining companies from 35 different countries1, including China, Canada and the Republic of Congo, the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro signed a series of agreements that aim to boost mineral extraction in …

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Murder of Berta Cáceres

On the 3rd March, Berta Caceres, founder and general co-ordinator of Concejo Civico de Organizaciones Populares Indigenas de Honduras (COPINH), was murdered in her home town of La Esperanza, Intibuca. At least two individuals broke down the door of her house, shot and killed her. Berta Caceres was one of the principal indigenous leaders of …

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ALERT Renewed attacks against Maxima

London 4th February 2016 Please stand in solidarity with Máxima and her family, and sign this Urgent Action by Thursday 11th February 2016 by emailing leilah@lammp.org. (La versión española está disponible aquí) ** Update: 12th February 2016: The above Urgent action was delivered on Thursday 11th February with incredible solidarity and support from international organisations and individuals. …

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A big step towards justice for the Yukpa people: Man responsible for killing of Yukpa Cacique Sabino Romero sentenced to 30 years

London-18th August 2015 Last Friday marked a unique moment of celebration and a victory for the indigenous Yukpa people in Venezuela, as the man responsible for the killing of their leader, Sabino Romero, was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The ruling comes two years after Romero’s death, amidst an intense struggle against impunity and …

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What’s in your watch?

From the watch on your wrist to your DSLR camera, and even in the paint you spread on your canvas, there are traces of mineral resources mined from across the world, and extensively in South and Central America. There is no doubt that mineral extraction is the backbone for the industries of Fashion, Arts, Music …

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The Lady of the Blue Lagoon versus the Black Lagoon

An in-depth article (in Spanish) on the life and struggle of Maxima Acuna Atalaya, published in the online magazine Etiqueta Negra. Throughout these lines, the author invites the reader to meet Maxima; a shy and discrete rural woman, who is challenging injustice, predatory extractivism and criminalisation against all odds. Both LAMMP and its sister organisation, …

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Ecuadorian woman human rights defender meets MEPs in Brussels

London, 15 May 2015 Lina Solano is the president of the Frente de Mujeres Defensoras de la Pachamama, and the coordinator of the all-women network Union Latino Americana de Mujeres (ULAM). Both groups are driving forces for women human rights defenders (WHRD) across Latin America who are being criminalized and persecuted for resisting predatory extractivism …

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International Women’s Day: A hommage to Maxima Acuña de Chaupe

Who would have thought that a shy, 4 ½  feet tall peasant woman could challenge so enduringly a mighty transnational corporation? Over the last 4 years, Máxima Acuña de Chaupe has led her peaceful struggle against US-based Newmont Mining Corporation and its Peruvian subsidiary Yanacocha. By doing so, she is also defying a deeply entrenched …

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World Bank Safeguard consultation

The Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) is the foundation of the World Bank’s (the Bank) policies for investment projects, establishing a series requirements- also known as safeguards- for borrowing governments (the Borrower) to help “identify, avoid, and minimize harms to people and the environment”. With the underpinning goals of poverty eradication and sustainable development, the ESF …

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