Friends of the Earth Cardiff - South America http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/571/all en Stop the killings in Honduras http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-killings-honduras <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Caceres-Garcia_killings.jpg" alt="Berta Cáceres. murdered. Nelson Garcia, murdered. Gustavo Castro, in danger" width="480" height="180" /></p> <p>In the last two weeks four activists have been shot in Honduras. Two are dead and one is still in grave danger.</p> <p>Berta Cáceres was an indigenous leader and celebrated defender of the environment. She opposed the Agua Zarca mega-dam project in Honduras. On 2 March Berta was shot dead in her own home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-killings-honduras">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-killings-honduras#comments Corporate accountability dam Honduras South America Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:18:24 +0000 Chris 611 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Murder over Guatemala's palm oil fields http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/murder-over-guatemalas-palm-oil-fields <p><img width="400" height="259" src="/files/foecardiff/images/_Rigoberto_Lima_Choc.jpg" alt="Rigoberto Lima Choc" /></p> <p>On September 18, environmental activist Rigoberto Lima Choc was murdered in Northern Guatemala. This happened just after a court upheld charges he filed denouncing massive pollution caused by a palm oil company called Reforestadora de Palma de Petén (REPSA).</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/murder-over-guatemalas-palm-oil-fields">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/murder-over-guatemalas-palm-oil-fields#comments Corporate accountability Guatemala human rights palm oil pollution South America Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:58:29 +0000 Chris 599 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Land and autonomy in Costa Rica http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/land-and-autonomy-costa-rica <p><img width="300" height="228" alt="Demonstrators carrying banners " src="/files/foecardiff/images/Land_and_Autonomy_Costa_Rica.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Henry Picado, Friends of the Earth Costa Rica</em></p> <p>On August 9 2012 the Indigenous Peoples National Front (FRENAPI) marched in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, to commemorate the second anniversary of the violent eviction of indigenous people from the Costa Rican National Assembly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/land-and-autonomy-costa-rica">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/land-and-autonomy-costa-rica#comments archive Costa Rica South America Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:33:56 +0000 Chris 533 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Help free Miguel Corera http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-free-miguel-corera <p><img width="360" height="230" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Miguel_Correa.jpg" alt="Miguel Correa" /></p> <p>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Miguel Correa, urgently needs our help following his wrongful arrest for murder in Paraguay.</p> <p>Twenty year old Miguel was a participant in Friends of the Earth Paraguay's sustainable farming project.</p> <p>He feared his friend had been injured in violent clashes during a police-led eviction of peasant farmers. Shots were fired, resulting in 17 dead and many injured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-free-miguel-corera">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-free-miguel-corera#comments archive Paraguay South America Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:00:27 +0000 Chris 523 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk One year on, where is Sandra? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/one-year-where-sandra <p><img width="200" height="157" alt="Sandra Viviana" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Sandra_Viviana.jpeg" /></p> <p>Today marks the first anniversary of the disappearance of 26-year-old Sandra Viviana Cuellar Gallego, an environmental engineer and activist from Cali, Colombia.</p> <p>At the time of her disappearance, Sandra was on her way to the National University in Palmira, Valle del Cauca Department.</p> <p>Her identity card and cell phone were found a few days later near where she was supposed to catch a bus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/one-year-where-sandra">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/one-year-where-sandra#comments archive Democracy Colombia South America Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:41:29 +0000 Chris 501 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop the El Quimbo Dam project http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-el-quimbo-dam-project <p><img width="500" height="332" src="/files/foecardiff/images/River_Magdalena.jpg" alt="View of river with wooded banks on a sunny day" /></p> <p>The River Magdalena, Colombia. <em>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/javierguillot/">RitaCuba</a></em></p> <p>The El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project is the first dam in Colombia built entirely by a multinational corporation, Emgesa. The dam would create a lake of about about 8,250 ha, almost twice the size of Lake Vyrnwy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-el-quimbo-dam-project">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-el-quimbo-dam-project#comments archive Corporate accountability business Colombia South America Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:04:47 +0000 Chris 494 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Prevent development destroying Argentinian wildlife http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/prevent-development-destroying-argentinian-wildlife <p>&nbsp;<img width="500" height="371" src="/files/foecardiff/images/River_Plate_wetland.jpg" alt="View of wetlands and trees" /></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="http://riberaconurbanosur.blogspot.com">Ribera Conurbano Sur</a></em></p> <p>A proposed development on the coast near Buenos Aires, Argentina, threatens ecological reserves and local communities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/prevent-development-destroying-argentinian-wildlife">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/prevent-development-destroying-argentinian-wildlife#comments archive Corporate accountability Nature Argentina South America Sun, 08 Jan 2012 07:13:50 +0000 Chris 482 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Goldcorp damages health in Honduras http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/goldcorp-damages-health-honduras <p><img width="272" height="375" alt="Mother holding young child with blisters on its back" src="/files/foecardiff/images/babyskin.gif" /></p> <p>Child with a skin disorder. <em>Photo: Madre Tierra</em></p> <p>Madre Tierra (Friends of the Earth Honduras) has denounced the health problems in Valle de Siria caused by a subsidiary of the Canadian gold company Goldcorp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/goldcorp-damages-health-honduras">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/goldcorp-damages-health-honduras#comments archive Corporate accountability business Honduras South America Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:27:19 +0000 Chris 467 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop Del Monte GM pineapple http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-del-monte-gm-pineapple <p><img width="400" height="265" src="/files/foecardiff/images/pineapples_del_monte.jpg" alt="Pineapples" /></p> <p><em>Photo: <a href="http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/">samurai/FreeDigitalPhotos</a></em></p> <p>The Costa Rican Coordination Network on Biodiversity calling for European consumers to take action after the Costa Rican Government granted LM Veintiuno permission to expand the area cultivated with a genetically modified (GM) pineapple called &ldquo;Piña Rose&rdquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-del-monte-gm-pineapple">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-del-monte-gm-pineapple#comments archive Food Costa Rica food South America Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:14:04 +0000 Chris 464 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Land occupations in Brazil http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/land-occupations-brazil <p><img width="499" height="500" src="/files/foecardiff/images/MST_logo.gif" alt="Map of Brazil in green, with male and female peasants superimposed" /></p> <p>Logo of Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)</p> <p>The Rural Landless Peasant Movement (MST) have organized three land occupations in Rio Grande do Sul State in the south of Brazil. The occupations came as a result of the federal and state governments failing to deliver the promised agrarian reform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/land-occupations-brazil">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/land-occupations-brazil#comments archive Brazil South America Sat, 29 Oct 2011 07:38:32 +0000 Chris 460 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk