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Crisis and oil depletion in Venezuela: Mega-mining and new frontiers of extraction

Posted on Jul 10, 2017

Venezuela is well known for being one of the main oil exporters in the world, and now also because of the major crisis it is currently...

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Amazonian and Andean women in the VIII Pan-Amazonian Forum

Posted on Jul 7, 2017

How to make the sustainability of life the center of debate The VIII Pan-Amazonian Forum, held from April 28th to May 1st, 2017 in...

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Coastal forests threatened by tourism

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The tropical and subtropical coasts of Latin America, in Mexico, Brazil and most Central American and Caribbean countries, have been...

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The social pre-summiton climate in Venezuela rejected the false solutions to climate change

Posted on Aug 5, 2014

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela called on movements and social organizations from around the globe to gather in the Margarita Island,...

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Amazon: Territorial disputes and conflicts

Posted on Jul 4, 2014

“They consider us the periphery of the periphery” Before entering into a discussion of the profound changes taking place in...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Venezuela: Seizure of Smurfit tree plantations sets new course for the future

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

 In 1999, shortly after he was elected, President Hugo Chávez received a letter from WRM...

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Venezuela: Mapping a way forward

Posted on Sep 7, 2002

The Caura river in Venezuela is the last large affluent of the Orinoco which has not been polluted, carved up, dammed or diverted by...

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Amazonía: Selva y Bosques diez años después de Río

Posted on Jul 18, 2002

Only available in Spanish Publicación de Censat-Agua Viva en ocasión de la Cumbre Mundial de Johannesburgo. Amazonía: Selva y Bosques...

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Venezuela: Power line that kills

Posted on Aug 11, 2001

On 13 August, the presidents of Venezuela and Brazil, Hugo Chávez and Fernando Henrique Cardoso respectively, finalised an agreement made...

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Venezuela: “Stop it, Mr. President” say indigenous Pemon leaders

Posted on Sep 16, 2000

The inclusion in the Venezuelan National Constitution –approved in 1999– of a chapter that establishes legal rights for...

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Venezuela: increasing difficulties for Smurfit

Posted on Apr 18, 2000

Smurfit Carton, subsidiary of Jefferson Smurfit, owns 34,000 hectares of monocultures of gmelina, eucalyptus and pine in the Venezuelan...

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Venezuela: Are “natural disasters” only natural?

Posted on Mar 19, 2000

In December 1999 ravaging storms, floods and landslides caused the tragic death of more than 30,000 people and the loss of houses,...

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Venezuela: the Pemons’ struggle

Posted on Nov 20, 1999

The Pemon indigenous people are opposing a project of construction of a high-voltage power line 470-mile long across Conaima National Park...

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Venezuela: an isolated giant

Posted on Aug 24, 1999

Smurfit Carton in Venezuela, a subsidiary of giant Jefferson Smurfit, is a good (bad) example of how depredatory the activity of a company...

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Venezuela: resistance to Smurfit continues

Posted on Jun 25, 1999

The communities of Morador and Tierra Buena in Venezuela’s continue struggling against pulp and paper transnational Jefferson...

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Venezuela: Smurfit’s changing strategy

Posted on May 25, 1999

After years facing strong opposition from local communities resulting from the social and environmental impacts of its activities in the...

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Venezuela: social and environmental demands to new President

Posted on May 25, 1999

On 22 April (Earth Day), a demonstration was staged in Caracas to put pressure on the new government on a number of crucial social and...

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Indigenous peoples’ demonstration in Venezuela

Posted on Mar 26, 1999

Indigenous communities of the Sierra de Perija and a group of organizations gathered at the Federacion Ecologista del Zulia are calling for...

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Venezuela: Smurfit forced to halt deforestation

Posted on Mar 25, 1999

The Venezuelan subsidiary of the Dublin-based Jefferson Smurfit pulp, paperboard and packaging transnational has been finally forced to...

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Venezuela: the struggle against Smurfit’s plantations

Posted on Dec 26, 1998

Smurfit Carton of Venezuela, a subsidiary of the Dublin-based transnational Jefferson Smurfit, which recently merged with Stone Container,...

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Venezuela: detention linked to Smurfit

Posted on Dec 26, 1998

Melvis Molina, president of the Environmental Group of the village of Morador in the state of Portuguesa was arrested. The Environmental...

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Venezuela: forests menaced…plantations promoted

Posted on Nov 27, 1998

In WRM Bulletin nr 14 (August 1998) we informed about the blockade of the highway Venezuela-Brazil by a group of indigenous peoples of the...

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Venezuela: increasing conflict with Jefferson Smurfit

Posted on Sep 27, 1998

Smurfit Cartons Venezuela –a subsidiary of the US-based transnational Jefferson Smurfit– has been operating in...

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Venezuela: highway blockade against electric transmission line

Posted on Aug 30, 1998

Indigenous peoples of the Imataca and Gran Sabana regions began a blockade of the only highway between Venezuela and Brazil, to protest...

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Venezuela: National Meeting in Defence of the Gran Sabana and Sierra de Imataca

Posted on Jun 30, 1998

The Penon indigenous peoples of Venezuela are inviting to a meeting which will be held at Kumarakapay (San Francisco de Yuruani), la Gran...

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Action for Imataca Forest Reserve in Venezuela

Posted on Jun 30, 1998

Joining a campaign launched by Global Response, a message was sent on May 27th to the Presidency of the Supreme Court of Justice of...

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VENEZUELA: more on Imataca

Posted on Dec 2, 1997

The Venezuelan Guayana Corporation (CVG) and Venezuela’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) are shown to have given questionable...

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Venezuela: victory at the Court

Posted on Nov 5, 1997

In previous issues of our Bulletin (Nr. 2 of 10/7/97 and Nr. 4 of 8/9/97) we included information about the conflict at Imataca Rainforest...

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Venezuela: Alert on Imataca Reserve

Posted on Sep 7, 1997

The controversy over Presidential Decree Nr. 1850 that opened Imataca Reserve to mining and logging companies continues. As informed in the...

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Forest reserve under threat in Venezuela

Posted on Jul 7, 1997

In an open letter addressed to the President of Venezuela, dated May 17, a group of 20 environmental groups and a large number of prominent...

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