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Chevron found guilty in Ecuador… again

But it won’t be long before they come up with another excuse, says Mike G from the Rainforest Action Network.

Filed in: Ecuador Environment Forests Oil Pollution

From child soldier to civilian - a tough transition in Colombia

Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers face a new battle - for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.

Filed in: Colombia Military Youth

Haiti’s decision to rearm is an obstacle to peace, development and freedom

Costa Rica’s former President Oscar Arias Sanchez – who was instrumental in abolishing his own country’s army – explains why.

Filed in: Costa Rica Haiti Military

Sign now: an open letter to Peru’s President

The recent violence against protesters at the Yanacocha mine has been caught on film. Now campaigners are calling on President Humala to act.

Filed in: Peru

Business as usual: Peru’s new president leaps to the right

By pushing forward a hotly contested mining project and enacting a state of emergency, Ollanta Humala’s presidency is off to a worrying start.

Filed in: Activism Democracy Mining Peru

Victory for Asháninka against Amazonian dam-builders

Respect for indigenous rights leads to company pull-out on controversial dam project in Peru, reports Vanessa Baird.

Filed in: Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Peru

An inconvenient truth: the real Colombia

He may be David Cameron’s new best friend, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos isn’t all he’s cracked up to be – and nor is his country, says Miriam Wells

Filed in: Colombia Politics

Time’s up for Guatemala’s ex-president

Accused of money-laundering and fraud, Alfonso Portillo’s luck could be running out, explains Anna Bevan.

Filed in: Guatemala Politics

Why Evo Morales did a U-turn on the TIPNIS Amazon highway

Georgiana Keate reports on a victory for indigenous people in Bolivia, who are forcing their president to honour his word.

Filed in: Bolivia Land

Argentina's Cristina Kirchner sails to victory

Ed Stocker witnessed first hand how the presidentas curious combo of glitz, compassion and graft secured a landslide win.

Filed in: Argentina Democracy

Peruvians rise up against the mines

The scale of indigenous-led protests against mining in southern Peru took most by surprise. Vanessa Baird on what led to such flare-ups.

Filed in: Mining Peru

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