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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 […]