Brumadinho: Three years since the collapse of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam, the worst dam disaster in the world in the last decade

Brumadinho: Three years since the collapse of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam, the worst dam disaster in the world in the last decade

From International Rivers Latin America Team The worst dam disaster in the world in the last decade. This January 25, 2022 marks three years since the collapse of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam, in Brumadinho, Brazilian city. Check the exclusive Photo Gallery that International Rivers and MAB (Movement Of People Affected by Dams –…

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Por um Pacto de Letícia com Povos Indígenas, Amazônicos, Afrodescendentes, Quilombolas e Andinos.

Por um Pacto de Letícia com Povos Indígenas, Amazônicos, Afrodescendentes, Quilombolas e Andinos.

International Rivers, a organização peruana Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) e outras entidades da sociedade civil convidam comunidades tradicionais do Brasil e da América Latina à assinar um pronunciamento para exigir a participação de povos indígenas, quilombolas, andinos e amazônicos em qualquer tomada de decisão relacionada ao Pacto de Letícia. Em 2019, os governos…

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International Rivers Condemns and Denounces the Brutal Murder of an Environmental Defenders Family in Amazon region, Brazil

International Rivers Condemns and Denounces the Brutal Murder of an Environmental Defenders Family in Amazon region, Brazil

International Rivers, Brazilian Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), Pará’s Society in Defense of Human Rights (SDDH) and several other national and international organizations condemns and internationally denounces the brutal murder environmental defenders family in the Xingu region, Brazil.  On last Sunday (9), the bodies of José Gomes (also known as Zé do Lago), his wife Márcia…

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The Saga of Mekong Tributary Dams

The Saga of Mekong Tributary Dams

Originally published in Bangkok Tribune News By Phairin Sohsai, the Thai-Mekong Campaign Coordinator for International Rivers and Sayan Chuenudomsavad, a documentary photographer residing in Bangkok, Thailand. Diverse and vibrant, his images capture everyday people living alongside the challenges of development, climate change and social changes in the Mekong region. The Northeastern region has been dotted…

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Expert Interview: Dipti Vaghela Explains How Community-based Micro-Hydropower is a People Empowerment Energy Solution

Expert Interview: Dipti Vaghela Explains How Community-based Micro-Hydropower is a People Empowerment Energy Solution

While our work at International Rivers focuses on fighting mega dams and destructive hydropower, we know that not all hydropower is the same nor bad for the environment.  In fact, community-based hydropower — such as pico, micro, and mini hydro — has provided socio-economic and environmental benefits to thousands of off-grid communities in the Asia…

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International Rivers Congratulates Communities from Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico

International Rivers Congratulates Communities from Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico

After 16 years of a fight led mainly by women activists, Mexican communities halted the Zapotillo Dam System, stopping the project of flooding their ancestral lands.  For the past 16 years, three small Mexican communities – Temacapulin, Palmarejo and Acasico in Jalisco State- have been struggling against construction of the Zapotillo Dam System, a megaproject…

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Exclusive Interview – Brazilian singer Victor Kinjo presents songs and reflections on river regeneration in a concert recorded at the boat Almirante do Lago, moored between the Tietê and Pinheiros rivers, in São Paulo

By Isadora Soares Music and reflections on river regeneration were the main ingredients for Brazilian singer, composer, and researcher Victor Kinjoa who presented the “Vem Pro Rio” concert yesterday (19) on his YouTube Channel. The show was recorded at the boat Almirante do Lago, moored between the Tietê and Pinheiros rivers, in São Paulo. The…

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