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Peru and Colombia: Community self-defense against megaminería

When governments facilitate the business of multinationals and leave communities unprotected– as with mining – those communities must defend themselves by their own means, through self-defense organizations, mobilizing affected communities, or creating new ways to prevent being evicted from their own territories.

Mining and Post-conflict in Colombia

A meeting in Popayán, capital of the Cauca department, was the excuse for learning about a complex and violent reality. The war between the military, paramilitaries, guerrillas, and drug traffickers is intertwined with savage extractivism, with illegal mining its worst expression.

Mining and Colonialism in Brazil’s Giant Carajás Project

Started during the military dictatorship, the Carajás Project has, in three decades, made ​​Brazil a mining power. Social movements, ecclesial  Continue Reading »

Venezuela: Petro-‘Socialism’ in its Labyrinth

Economic crisis, product shortages, and polarization paint a scenario in which the continuity of the Bolivarian movement is at stake. So is the sovereignty of a country that dared to challenge dependence on the global superpower.

National Congress of Brazil’s Landless Movement: Reinvention in Motion

After three decades of struggle for agrarian reform, Brazil’s Landless Movement paused during its 6th Congress to evaluate its experience and reflect on the new reality. The goal: to change while changing themselves.

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