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Inter-American Development Bank washes its hands of responsibility for dangerous Hidroituango dam in Columbia

Washington, DC, Sept. 4, 2019 – Last month, the Board and management of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced it would not approve an investigation of the Bank’s role in financing the construction of the controversial Ituango Hydroelectric Project (Hidroituango) in Colombia. The decision disregards allegations of acute and far-reaching harms caused by the project, […]

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AIDA: Communities request international support to save Bolivia’s Poopó and Uru Uru lakes

La Paz, Bolivia, July 30, 2019. Local communities along with a coalition of organizations request that the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty for the protection of wetlands, send an expert mission to evaluate the health of lakes Poopó and Uru Uru, and issue recommendations to the Bolivian government for the urgent recovery of these key ecosystems. […]

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Communities affected by Hidroituango dam in Colombia file complaint at Inter-American Development Bank

Washington, D.C. June 5, 2018 – Communities affected by the construction of the Hidroituango dam in Antioquia, Colombia, filed a complaint with the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at its Washington, DC headquarters today. The complaint requests that this accountability office investigate whether the IDB, through both its […]

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