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  • 'It's war!' Peru-Brazil indigenous people pledge to fight

    08/12/2014· A Matsés leader in the Peruvian Amazon pledges to attack oil workers intruding into the tribe's territory with spears, bows and arrows. Photo: David Hill. Peru host of the COP20 UN climate conference now under way in Lima is facing rebellion by a 3,500 strong indigenous people deep in the Amazon committed to fighting oil exploration in their forest territory, writes David Hill, following

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  • Book Review: 'Planet Palm' reveals a world map stained

    31/05/2021· Book Review: 'Planet Palm' reveals a world map stained by red oil. From the Niger Delta in the 1850s to modern-day Indonesia and Honduras, Planet Palm

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  • Honduras' Garifuna communities resist eviction

    03/08/2015· African palm has spread like a virus across Garifuna territory and Honduras. (WNV/Jeff Abbott) (WNV/Jeff Abbott) In August 2012, members of communities across the Honduran Atlantic coast reclaimed the heart of their territory from encroachment by narco-traffickers, mega-tourism projects and the expansion of palm oil.

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  • Can Honduras Ever Escape Its Status as a Banana Republic

    02/06/2021· Candidates Linked to Major Corruption Scandals Win Election Primaries—in a country that has suffered since 2009 U.S.-backed coup. In the 19th century, American writer William Sydney Porter (better known as O. Henry) coined the term banana republic to describe the fictional Republic of Anchuria in the book Cabbages and Kings (1904), a collection of short stories inspired by his experiences in

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  • Honduras: Garifuna communities resist eviction

    12/08/2015· Peru, notorious for its brutal exploitation of forests, oil and minerals, theft of indigenous lands and murder of eco-defenders, is an unlikely host for the COP20 climate talks, writes Alexander Reid Ross. Except that Peru's actions reflect the corporate land-grabbing agenda manifest in the false solutions on offer in Lima this week. It's a time for resistance, not compromise!

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  • 'Attacks and killings': human rights activists at growing

    09/03/2018· Workers have been striking since November 2017 in an effort to secure better working conditions and the right to freedom of association. Salgado, a former worker at

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  • Palm Oil Is in Almost Everything We Eat, and It's Fueling

    16/06/2021· Your descriptions of the impacts of toxic chemicals on palm oil workers are really striking. The complete lack of protective gear or grossly inadequate gear that does more harm than good, the lack of showers to wash off the chemicals, workers riding home for hours in pesticide-soaked clothing and, when they get home, having to choose whether to use the limited water they have for washing or

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  • Can Honduras Ever Escape Its Status as a Banana Republic

    02/06/2021· Candidates Linked to Major Corruption Scandals Win Election Primaries—in a country that has suffered since 2009 U.S.-backed coup. In the 19th century, American writer William Sydney Porter (better known as O. Henry) coined the term banana republic to describe the fictional Republic of Anchuria in the book Cabbages and Kings (1904), a collection of short stories inspired by his experiences in

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  • Palm oil, fire pushing protected areas in Honduras to the

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  • Striking Honduras Palm Oil Workers Attacked, Threatened

    15/12/2017· Striking Honduras Palm Oil Workers Attacked, Threatened by Tula Connell Dec 15, 2017 Several striking palm oil workers in Honduras were physically assaulted by private security guards and threatened with prison this week as they peacefully walked a picket line at company offices in El Progreso, according to the agro-industrial workers

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  • 'Narcos are looking for me': deadly threats to Peru's

    06/04/2021· These men are three of the seven Amazonians in Peru killed during the pandemic as land grabbers exploit the crisis to seize land to grow coca, as well as for logging and cash crops such as palm

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  • Did palm oil plantation workers poison 14 Daily Mail

    31/01/2013· Palm oil plantation workers were today blamed for the deaths of 14 pygmy elephants on the remote island of Borneo. Wildlife rangers believe that

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  • Vietnam buys stakes in controversial oil blocks

    11/07/2012· Vietnam buys stakes in controversial oil blocks threatening Peru's most vulnerable indigenous people. A portion of Block 67 which runs up against

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  • Gold, garbage and guns in the highest town on earth

    Peru: Fighting a corrupt business The president. Community leader, Carlos Hoyos, fears for the future of the villagers. The palm oil plantations have spread right to village's periphery

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  • Palm oil production in Honduras The Violence

    04/01/2015· African Oil Palm was first introduced to Honduras in 1927 and by the 1970s there were 11,000 hectares planted throughout the northern part of the country.[1] Traditionally, Honduran palm oil has been produced for use in the food industry to make products such as margarine and cooking oil. In 2006, however, the Honduran government launched a five year program to promote the use of

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  • Can Honduras Ever Escape Its Status as a Banana Republic

    02/06/2021· Candidates Linked to Major Corruption Scandals Win Election Primaries—in a country that has suffered since 2009 U.S.-backed coup. In the 19th century, American writer William Sydney Porter (better known as O. Henry) coined the term banana republic to describe the fictional Republic of Anchuria in the book Cabbages and Kings (1904), a collection of short stories inspired by his experiences in

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  • LabourStart Honduras

    Workers Union and Chiquita on the verge of an agreement 2018-01-29 [Fresh Plaza] Striking palm oil workers, attacked, threatened 2017-12-17 [Solidarity Center] Amid evidence of election fraud, police cracks down on peaceful protesters 2017-12-15 [ITUC] Honduras: Unions Demand Respect for Will of the People For more info 2017-12-13 [Solidarity

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  • Palm oil expansion in Peru is killing our people, says

    05/11/2015· Rapidly expanding palm oil plantations in Peru's Amazon have encroached on indigenous ancestral territories, and indigenous peoples are being threatened with violence for resisting palm cultivation, Guimaraes says. Plantaciones de Pucallpa SAC is reportedly clearing forest in the Shipibo-Konibo's Santa Clara de Uchunya community in Peru's Ucayali region, but benefits from certification

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  • Focus on Human Rights Defenders under threat & attack

    Guatemala (10%), Honduras (7.5%), and Brazil (7.5%). Below we provide a selection of recent examples that aim to showcase the extent and typology of the problem, followed by a set of conclusions and recommendations to companies and governments. Physical attacks "As demand for products like minerals, timber and palm oil continues, governments, companies and criminal gangs are seizing

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  • New Report Exposes Toxic Chemicals, Human Rights

    21/04/2020· In the years since the workers organized with the union El Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria y Similares (STAS) organizers have been attacked with a machete, beaten, threatened with death, and forced to join a management-controlled union. In the midst of this, Fyffes' Honduran plantations have been certified and subsequently decertified by Fair Trade USA in

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  • HONDURAS: A State of Siege in Northern Honduras:

    30/11/2010· Palm oil is a convenient source of biodiesel, and oil palms grow very well in the valley of the Bajo (Lower) Aguan River of northeastern Honduras. This valley is the home of some of the poorest people in one of the poorest countries in the Americas. Their poverty is due, in large part, to the fact that most of the land in the region has been appropriated by powerful corporations controlled by

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  • In Honduras and El Salvador, "trade union leaders are

    04/03/2020· As palm oil becomes increasingly lucrative in the global economy, union organising has been one of few levers to pull to intercede in the situation. Workers at two palm companies are currently unionising. Yet, for the past two years, the Ministry of Labour in the ruling administration of President Juan Orlando Hernández has refused to approve the unions, says Almendares. The Ministry has

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  • The War Against Peasant Farmers Heats Up in Honduras

    30/01/2012· "There is a war here in the Aguán," says Juan, surveying the distant fields of African palm from the vantage point of his recently planted field of beans and corn. A young Honduran farmer, Juan lives in an encampment of 60 families, dedicated to growing basic grains and reclaiming their food sovereignty. "But the war is not against the drug traffickers, other countries or even organized

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  • Honduras: Garifuna communities resist eviction

    12/08/2015· Peru, notorious for its brutal exploitation of forests, oil and minerals, theft of indigenous lands and murder of eco-defenders, is an unlikely host for the COP20 climate talks, writes Alexander Reid Ross. Except that Peru's actions reflect the corporate land-grabbing agenda manifest in the false solutions on offer in Lima this week. It's a time for resistance, not compromise!

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  • The War Against Peasant Farmers Heats Up in Honduras

    30/01/2012· "There is a war here in the Aguán," says Juan, surveying the distant fields of African palm from the vantage point of his recently planted field of beans and corn. A young Honduran farmer, Juan lives in an encampment of 60 families, dedicated to growing basic grains and reclaiming their food sovereignty. "But the war is not against the drug traffickers, other countries or even organized

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  • Honduras ITUC Survey of violations of trade union rights

    Honduras Trade union membership levels remain very low, company unions predominate and temporary employment and subcontracting are reaching alarming proportions. Teachers are continuing the fight to hold on to their rights and to save their pension institute, the Instituto Nacional de Previsión del Magisterio (INPREMA). The teaching union's very existence will come under greater threat with

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  • HONDURAS: A State of Siege in Northern Honduras: Land

    30/11/2010· Palm oil is a convenient source of biodiesel, and oil palms grow very well in the valley of the Bajo (Lower) Aguan River of northeastern Honduras. This valley is the home of some of the poorest people in one of the poorest countries in the Americas. Their poverty is due, in large part, to the fact that most of the land in the region has been appropriated by powerful corporations controlled by

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  • Repression is the Negotiating Strategy in Honduras

    01/03/2012· Peru; Uruguay; Venezuela; Search for: Home News Briefs News Briefs Repression is the Negotiating Strategy in Honduras Repression is the Negotiating Strategy in Honduras. March 1, 2012 Annie Bird, Rights Action News Briefs 0. Since the June 2009 military coup against the democratically elected government of Honduras,the country now ruled by an illegitimate, repressive regime has

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  • Honduras igb overview violations of trade union

    Another retaliation measure by Chiquita Honduras is the dismissal of 105 workers. 34 arrest warrants were issued against the leadership of the strike committee. As denounced by the Tela RailRoad Company (Sitraterco) union, banana producer Chiquita Honduras and the government are driving destructive strategies with the intention of eliminating the union. Against this background, the

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  • New Report Exposes Toxic Chemicals, Human Rights

    21/04/2020· In the years since the workers organized with the union El Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria y Similares (STAS) organizers have been attacked with a machete, beaten, threatened with death, and forced to join a management-controlled union. In the midst of this, Fyffes' Honduran plantations have been certified and subsequently decertified by Fair Trade USA in

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  • Lower Aguán in Honduras and the Deadly Battle Over

    06/06/2014· Since then, African palm oil has become a chief export for Honduras. With 22,000 acres of palm plantations, snack foods maker Dinant Corporation, owned by the wealthiest businessman in the country, is now the largest single landowner in the valley. Oil from the African palm has gained popularity as a substitute for trans fats and is found in

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  • HONDURAS: A State of Siege in Northern Honduras:

    30/11/2010· Palm oil is a convenient source of biodiesel, and oil palms grow very well in the valley of the Bajo (Lower) Aguan River of northeastern Honduras. This valley is the home of some of the poorest people in one of the poorest countries in the Americas. Their poverty is due, in large part, to the fact that most of the land in the region has been appropriated by powerful corporations controlled by

    Get Price
  • The impact of oil palm on rural livelihoods and tropical

    01/01/2021· Honduras and Mexico follow a smallholder-based expansion trajectory, as this type of producers owns a large proportion of the total area under oil palm (61 and 53%, respectively) ().In Honduras, smallholders coexist with the very few firms that own large oil palm areas (León Araya, 2019, this issue), while in Mexico, the corporate landscape is more fragmented: there are more private

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  • 'It's war!' Peru-Brazil indigenous people pledge to fight

    08/12/2014· A Matsés leader in the Peruvian Amazon pledges to attack oil workers intruding into the tribe's territory with spears, bows and arrows. Photo: David Hill. Peru host of the COP20 UN climate conference now under way in Lima is facing rebellion by a 3,500 strong indigenous people deep in the Amazon committed to fighting oil exploration in their forest territory, writes David Hill, following

    Get Price
  • Honduras: Garifuna communities resist eviction

    12/08/2015· Peru, notorious for its brutal exploitation of forests, oil and minerals, theft of indigenous lands and murder of eco-defenders, is an unlikely host for the COP20 climate talks, writes Alexander Reid Ross. Except that Peru's actions reflect the corporate land-grabbing agenda manifest in the false solutions on offer in Lima this week. It's a time for resistance, not compromise!

    Get Price
  • Honduras' Garifuna communities resist eviction

    03/08/2015· African palm has spread like a virus across Garifuna territory and Honduras. (WNV/Jeff Abbott) (WNV/Jeff Abbott) In August 2012, members of communities across the Honduran Atlantic coast reclaimed the heart of their territory from encroachment by narco-traffickers, mega-tourism projects and the expansion of palm oil.

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