Extractive Industries (in Latin America)
Five months after the Brumadinho disaster, the Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Monsignor Bruno-Marie Duffé, visited the site as a representative of the Vatican to, as he described it, “show the solidarity and the fraternal thoughts of Pope Francis” and to witness the suffering of the affected communities. “Pope Francis says we must start by meeting with people and allowing ourselves to be moved by their situation of suffering.”
Public letter following the Meeting of Communities Impacted by Mining in Latin America, which took place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10, 2018. The meeting was co-organized by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), the Iglesias y Minería network, CIDSE, and the Department of Justice and Solidarity (DEJUSOL) of CELAM. (Available in EN / ES).
A report on extractivism and rights in Andean countries by APRODEH, Broederlijk Delen, Colectivo de Abogados, CEDHU and CEDIB, March 2018
Communities in Colombia fight for the defense of their rights and the protection of the environment, despite repeated attempts of repression by special police forces. Watch their story.
Le Baril ou la vie ? Impacts des activités des entreprises pétrolières françaises Perenco et Maurel & Prom en Amazonie péruvienne : quelles responsabilités des entreprises et des états ? Un rapport du CCFD-Terre Solidaire et du Secours Catholique-Caritas France en partenariat avec le CAAAP (Centre Amazonien d’Anthropologie et d’Application Pratique) et CooperAcción, septembre 2015 (Full report in French - Executive summary available in French and Spanish)
Giving It Away: the consequences of unsustainable mining policy in Colombia, a report by ABColombia, November 2012
EPLA update Summer 2012 (available in Spanish only)
EPLA update April 2012 (available only in Spanish)