Organizaciones nacionales e internacionales piden a la Corte Constitucional evitar un retroceso sobre las consultas populares

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

by: Valentina Camacho Montealegre @valentinacmpm (twitter) Through a public letter to the Colombian Constitutional Court, 14 international organizations, 112 Colombian organizations, six research groups and 90 experts and social leaders expressed their opposition against the pronouncement made by the high court saying they are looking at ways of limiting popular...

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

The people of Cumaral, Colombia, have voted to reject new oil extraction in their territory with a 97% majority. This victory is the latest in a rising tide of peaceful, democratic actions to protect land, water and life from extractivism. By Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. 15th June...

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

A New Spill of Cyanide Solution in Jáchal, Argentina takes villagers to request a Popular Consultation

After the third spill by the Canadian Multinational Barrick Gold in Veladero, Argetina, the “Do Not Touch Jáchal” Organization has spent 18 months of unstopped camping in front of the Jáchal Municipality Building 18 of April 2017, Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina. Months pass, spills of cyanide solution continue to occur...

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

The people of Cajamarca are preparing a popular consultation to decide whether to ban mining in their territory. The stakes are high for a town that would be severely impacted by one of the largest planned gold mines in Latin America. Share YLNM’s solidarity message to the people of Cajamarca on Facebook or Twitter. YLNM. Published...

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

Cabrera: New Popular Consultation wins over mining in Colombia

The people of Cabrera, a water-rich, food producing municipality in Colombia, have banned mining and large hydropower on their lands through a popular consultation. Their victory is the latest success in a wave of popular consultations across Latin America. Article by YLNM Coordinator Mariana Gomez. Video produced by the people of Cabrera,...