Colombia’s constitutional court overturned a 2012 government decree that allowed mining in nine areas of the country, together making up 20% of the national territory.
Afro-Colombian protesters blocking the Pan-American Highway in southern Cauca region to protest illegal mining on their lands were violently dispersed by the riot police.
Rescue efforts in Ecuador's quake-ravaged Manabí province are hindered by damaged roads—repeatedly hit by flooding linked to this year's severe El Niño phenomenon.
Struck hard by a drought related to this year's severe El Niño phenomenon, Colombia's northern region of La Guajira is suffering from a crisis of malnutrition.
Colombia's Constitutional Court overturned provisions of the government's new National Development Plan that allowed mining in the ecologically critical high alpine zones.
Indigenous and Black communities in Colombia's Chocó department filed a lawsuit, claiming 37 of their children died after drinking water contaminated by nearby mining operations.
Water shortages and wildfires are reported across Colombia, while Bolivia's second largest lake has completely evaporated amid this year's devastating El Niño phenomenon.
Peru's government made much of its rainforest protection efforts at the Lima climate summit—but a new report names it as the fourth most dangerous country for ecology activists.
Latin America has a new country: Greenpeace Chile plans to maintain an independent nation in the glacial regions until Chile finally passes laws protecting the glaciers.
Residents in high Andean communities of northern Colombian broke off talks with the government aimed at securing consent for mining in the sensitive Páramo de Santurbán.
Barrick Gold’s problems continue at the colossal Pascua Lama mine high in the Andes as a provincial court upholds its April suspension of construction on the mine.
Barrick Gold is ordered to suspend work on its massive Pascua Lama mine high in the Andes; the company also gets a fine that Greenpeace dismisses as “laughable.”