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February 15, 2015

Leaders of the Afro-descendant community of La Toma in south-western Colombia have been threatened by paramilitaries as they campaign to stop illegal mining operations on the community’s lands.

February 12, 2015

Community activists have repeatedly been beaten and threatened for their work to ensure fair access to water in the town of Coyotepec, near Mexico City. Federal authorities have promised them prote...

February 4, 2015

Máxima Acuña and her family have reported further acts of intimidation and harassment by the police. They are in an ongoing legal dispute against a mining company over the ownership of a plot of la...

January 30, 2015

Police detained five gunmen who had been patrolling the quilombo community. Families were being threatened and intimidated by a local rancher who hired at least one gunman to try to push the quilom...