A Canadian mining company has appeared to move forward on exploring mining possibilities in Colombia's biodiverse Putumayo department, raising questions about the progressive government of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, who won power by promising environmental protection. Natalia Torres Garzon reports. Photos by Antonio Cascio.
After being displaced more than 60 years ago to make way for damming the Zambezi River, the basilwizi people—now known as either the BaTonga or the Korekore—have neither water to drink nor with which to grow crops. Further, they have no easy access to the dam known as Lake Kariba, so they can fish. Thulani Mpofu reports from Zimbabwe.
Two months after the coup against Peru’s democratically-elected president, Pedro Castillo, Canada is providing key support for a government responsible for the deaths of 58 civilians, as of February 6, 2023. Camila Escalante reports for the Canada Files.
For the first time in Brazilian history, representatives from Indigenous communities have been placed in positions of power. They told Natalia Torres Garzon respecting Indigenous territory is essential to protecting the environment. This comes after thousands of acres of Indigenous lands were seized during the term of former President Jair Bolsonaro.
African-led anti-imperialist organization Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has referred to the Biden administration's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a "Meeting of Uncle Tom and Uncle Sam." Meanwhile, a Bill Gates-backed startup bought a $150 million stake in a Zambian copper deposit. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
Journalist Linda Farthing and attorney Thomas Becker’s 306-page book evaluates the balance of class forces that led to the 2019 coup, as well as the anti-imperialist forces who were ultimately able to repel it and seize political power again in the plurinational state of 11.4 million, writes Danny Shaw in a review.