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Brazil President Lula reestablished the Amazon Fund & signed executive orders to rebuild the country’s environmental policy

January 5, 2023 – In one of the first administrative measures of his administration, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva repealed a series of executive orders dismantling human rights and socio-environmental policies instituted by his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro. And prior to his January 1st inauguration, Lula nominated Marina Silva to lead Brazil’s Ministry of Environment […]

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COP15: Canadian Mining Corp Belo Sun Stock Takes Major Hit Before Finance Day at U.N. Biodiversity Summit

December 13, 2022 – As the United Nations’ 15th summit on biodiversity in Montreal, Québec enters its last week of negotiations for global targets, Canadian mining company Belo Sun has once again demonstrated the perils of investing in the destruction of the Amazon, as its share prices have dropped precipitously following protests and advocacy from […]

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Indigenous Peoples File Lawsuit Against Ecuador’s President To Halt New Extractive Conquest in the Amazon

Quito, Ecuador – On October 18th, 2021, hundreds of Indigenous elders, youth, and leaders arrived in the capital city of Quito, having journeyed from their communities deep in the Amazon rainforest, to file the first in a series of lawsuits against Ecuador’s President, Guillermo Lasso, a right-wing former banker. The lawsuits filed at Ecuador’s highest […]

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Amazon Fires Inspire Global Day of Action to Hold Politicians and Corporations Accountable

OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 10, 2019 – Following dozens of demonstrations across five continents advocating for the protection and preservation of the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous peoples, Amazon Watch today released a video with highlights from the Global Day of Action for the Amazon that took place on September 5th, and launched a challenge to the […]

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Christian Poirier: Inauguration of right-wing zealot Jair Bolsonaro to Brazil’s presidency ushers in a dangerous era

Dec. 31, 2018 – Tomorrow Jair Bolsonaro will be inaugurated as president of Brazil. This extreme right-wing politician, and his scandal-ridden Cabinet, have close ties to Brazilian agribusiness and extractive industry, and Mr. Bolsonaro has pledged to “open the Amazon for business.” Brazil’s National Indigenous Movement is mounting resistance to the Bolsonaro administration by working […]

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