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Amazon defenders face death or exile
Phillips, Tom
Article
2012
The Guardian
Ordinary Brazilians who report illegal logging face threats to their lives.
The Amazon tribe protecting the forest with bows, arrows, GPS and camera traps
Watts, Jonathan
Article
2015
The Guardian
With authorities ineffective, the 2,200-strong Ka'apor, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, are taking on the illegal loggers with technology and direct action. Now the Ka'apor are seeking support thr...
Connexions Library: South America Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
Dirty Water, Dirtier Practices
Ecuador's Battle with Texaco's Legacy Pollution
Ospina, Hernando Calvo
Article
2014
Le Monde Diplomatique
Texaco (now owned by Chevron) left polluted soil and ground water after 20 years of oil extraction in the Amazon in Ecuador. The legal claims and counter-claims over responsibility and reparation cont...
Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
Collyns, Dan
Article
2014
The Guardian
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada
Escobar, Santiago
Article
2014
BASICS
Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Rumble in the jungle
Carroll, Rory
Article
2009
Guardian Weekly
Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
Selling Modernity: How Global Greenwashing is Destroying Tribal People
Dickens, Amy
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) in Casiguran, the Philippines, is a 12,923 hectare area currently being developed into a self-sufficient commercial hub and special economic zone....
When oil is more important than life
Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon
Moiola, Paolo
Article
2014
latinamericapress.org
The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethni...
World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
Watts, Jonathan
Article
2012
The Guardian
A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is...


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