Latin America - Human Rights and integral ecology network consolidate their action
Eight delegates from 6 countries came together in Bogota from Oct. 24-27 to articulate not only the mechanisms of human rights violations taking place in various countries but also the violations against integral ecology. The members highlighted the issues of displacement of people from the natural habitat and destruction of ecology due to mining. Pedro Landa from Honduras said, "The human rights defenders in Latin America are at high risk. Unfortunately, Honduras is categorised as the most dangerous country for the defense of the environment. In the last 10 years 123 defenders of the environment have been killed." During 2016, according to Global Witness, 200 environmental defenders were killed, of which 60% of them were in Latin American countries. Read more...