Tierra de Resistentes
May 17, 2019 10:21 AM   Subscribe

Defending the jungles, mountains, forests and rivers of Latin America has never been this dangerous. Six of the ten most hostile countries for leaders and communities defending the environment and their ancestral lands are located in Latin America, according to UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst’s 2016 report to United Nations.

This is why 30 journalists, developers and photo/videographers from seven countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru) teamed up to document to report on episodes of violence against environmental leaders and their communities.

posted by poffin boffin (1 comment total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
Shame they didn't include Chile, where Mapuches taking a stand against the over-logging of their lands have been shot and framed by the police (this isn't a conspiracy theory, it's front page news), where foreign journalists investigating the forestry companies have a habit of dying under mysterious circumstances, and where environmental activists protesting the foul odors given off by oil refineries that are making their children sick turn up dead by 'suicide' with an alarming frequency.
posted by signal at 12:14 PM on May 17 [3 favorites]


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