World Rainforest Movement

No to REDD+ in El Salvador!

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

The Climate Change Committee in El Salvador has sent respective notes to the Bonn Challenge Secretariat, the UN-REDD Secretariat, and the...

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Oil palm plantations severely harm communities and territories in Central America

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

The high demand for palm oil is leading to the growth of African Palm plantations around the world, including in Central America. These...

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El Salvador Opens its Doors to Multinational Companies

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

In September 2015, the second phase of the US government-financed Millennium Fund project came into force (Fomileno II); this project will...

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Honduras: Murder attempts against the General Coordinator and a community leader of COPINH

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH, for its Spanish acronym) denounces to the national and...

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Panama: The historic struggle against the Barro Blanco Dam

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

Ten years after construction started on the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam in western Panama, members of the indigenous NgäbeBuglé...

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Support independent journalism! The Green Economy and its impacts on peoples and territories

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

In recent decades, many communities have been displaced from their ancestral lands to make way for “Green Economy”...

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Uruguay free of mega-mining!

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

In December 2013, the Uruguay Free of Mega-mining Movement was formed in order to mobilize the public around the proposal to start...

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REDD+ in Central America: it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

This text is an initial attempt to understand the dynamics of development and implementation of REDD+ projects in Central America...

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Extractive Model: the dispossession of territories and the criminalization of protest in Central America

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

A war declared on peoples’ right to decide and to live Six months ago, in March of 2016, the news spread like lightning and the...

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Expansion of Oil Palm Plantations as State Policy in Central America

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

Historical, environmental, labor and economic aspects converge in the expansion of oil palm plantations in Central America. The...

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Madre Vieja: The River that Reached the Sea

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

Over 30 years ago, African palm came to the coastal municipalities of Tiquisate and Nueva Concepción. Both share a boundary with the...

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Neocolonialism and plantations on the Garifuna Coast of Central America

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

“In the constitution of this small, maritime banana republic was a forgotten section.” Cabbages and Kings, O. Henry The...

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The Extractive Mining Model: A Potential Threat to Biological Diversity in Mesoamerica

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

By MovimientoM4* Without a doubt, implementation of the extractive industries model as part of governments’...

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Defending the body-earth territory: an alternative for social movements in resistance (1)

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

The Rancho Grande municipality in northern Nicaragua is facing installation of an open-pit gold mine by Canadian company B2Gold. With over...

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Semuc Champey, Guatemala: Where the River Hides

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

They are not invaders, they named this territory It was the indigenous Maya Q’eqchi communities that named this magical place in the...

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“Middle America”: Peoples resisting a colonial past that persists through imposition and violence

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

When we think of the countries ranging from southern Mexico to Panama, we tend to speak of Central America. That is, in our imaginary, we...

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Bulletin Issue 226 – September/October 2016

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

Middle America:” Peoples resisting a colonial past that persists through imposition and violence

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