Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

YLNM Latin America kicked off the network’s year-long ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series with a discussion focusing on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Latin America. Watch a full recording of the webinar here (in Spanish). Find out more about the wider ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series...

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Colombian government suspends the granting of mining licenses, a change of direction in mining policies for the new year

Original articles: http://www.elnuevodia.com.co/nuevodia/mundo/colombia/425632-las-claves-del-fallo-que-suspende-el-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras and https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/fallo-del-tribunal-de-cundinamarca-suspende-otorgamiento-de-licencias-mineras Dec 14, 2018 In the decision, the Government ordered to clarify the limits of natural resource reserves zones A judgment of the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca orders the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Mining Agency and the Ministry of the Environment, to suspend the granting of...

Researchers and academics of prestigious universities around the globe requested the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of the judgment that intends to limit Popular Consultations

Researchers and academics of prestigious universities around the globe requested the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of the judgment that intends to limit Popular Consultations

Original in Spanish in the official page of Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida Researchers and academics from prestigious Universities around the world asked the Colombian Constitutional Court to declare the nullity of Judgment SU 095 of 2018 (File: T-6298958), that limits the Popular Consultations and the fundamental right...

Territorial Defenders make a symbolic occupation of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá to request for respect towards Popular Consultations

Original: https://comiteambiental.com/noticias/movilizacion/la-toma-simbolica-que-realizaron-los-ambientalistas-a-la-corte-constitucional/ The National Environmental Movement made a symbolic act on Tuesday, October 2nd, in front of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá with the purpose of asking the Constitutional Court to respect the popular consultations and guarantee the participatory democracy recognized in the Political Constitution of Colombia. The environmental movement...

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

Territories Discuss the Future of Popular Consultation in Colombia

The past 11thof August, in Bogotá, around 50 representatives of various territorial defence processes and a dozen experts, joined forces with the purpose of discussing the future of popular consultation in Colombia regarding extractive activities. Delegates of various municipalities from all over the country, from Cesar to Nariño, came together....

The Future of Popular Consultations: Colombian social leaders gather to exchange

The Future of Popular Consultations: Colombian social leaders gather to exchange

This week, new Colombian President Ivan Duque came into power. His election, and his connections to former right-wing leader Alvaro Uribe, have raised serious concerns about what comes next for Colombia’s peace process, ecosystems and the communities across the nation facing extreme repression for defending their lands, waters and livelihoods....

Alternativas de desarrollo en las regiones mineras de Perú / Alternatives to development in Peru’s ‘mining regions’

Alternativas de desarrollo en las regiones mineras de Perú / Alternatives to development in Peru’s ‘mining regions’

El presente estudio aborda los problemas de las regiones mineras del Perú y analiza el potencial de la agricultura como posible estrategia de diversificación. El estudio se realizó en cooperación con MISEREOR y la red de la sociedad civil RED MUQUI de Perú. Leer aquí This study from the University...

Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Cajamarca, Colombia

Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Cajamarca, Colombia

Alternatives to extractivism, rooted in a territory rich in biodiversity and agricultural traditions, are emerging in Cajamarca, Colombia. Three interviews, including one with YLNM Regional Coordinator Mariana Gomez, explore this hopeful emergence. Originally published by Red Pepper Magazine. On the 26th March 2017, citizens from the mountainous municipality of Cajamarca,...

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

Mariana Gómez Soto (Yes to Life, No to Mining’s Latin America coordinator in Colombia) speaks to the Karibu Foundation, about Cajamarca’s mine-stopping referendum, how it has affected political life in Colombia and inspired other movements in the region and around the world. Karibu Foundation, April 15th 2017 In 2009, South...

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Popular Consultations banning mining: first issue in Colombia’s presidential debates on environment

Colombia is about to elect a new president. But what do the candidates think about popular consultations- the citizen-led processes stopping mining across the nation and questioning a development policy based on extractivism? Here we find out. Popular consultations have been the first topic of debate during dialogues with presidential...