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Repeated figurine: garbage, conflicts and San Roque lake

The project "Centro Ambiental Carlos Paz" presents serious irregularities and violates environmental regulations and participation. It would affect Lake San Roque and would not be a definitive regional solution to the historical problem related to the integral management of solid urban waste.

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We participated in the workshop on advocacy actions against Chinese investments in the region

Representatives of civil society and native communities participated in the workshop in the city of Bogotá (Colombia). The result was the elaboration of an agenda that complements the territorial demands of the affected communities with the proposals raised from civil society and the academy.

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We participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank 2017

From April 18 to 22, the World Bank's spring meetings were held in Washington. On April 20 we presented a panel on the legal framework of Public-Private Partnership Projects and Infrastructure Projects in Latin America with the NGOs that make up GREFI.

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Panorama General de las inversiones chinas en América Latina: Los casos de Argentina, Colombia, México y Perú

Esta publicación revisa cuál ha sido la actividad comercial y en materia de inversiones de un país con una actividad económica importante a nivel global y en ascenso como lo es China, hacia la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), mirando más a detalle los casos de Argentina, Colombia, México y Perú. El objetivo particular es brindar un análisis detallado, de las inversiones chinas a nivel nacional en cada uno de los países antes señalados. Para ello, se ahonda en los antecedentes, la situación actual y las tendencias a futuro de las relaciones bilaterales entre cada uno de los países y China en materia de IED. A su vez, se analizan los marcos normativos nacionales, los principales sectores de inversión y se brindan datos de la experiencia de cada una de las organizaciones que participaron en la elaboración del documento en el proceso de investigación, búsqueda de información y monitoreo del financiamiento chino en estos países.

Conflicts over an IADB funded project for an environmental center in Carlos Paz

Neighbors requested the closure of the current open dump and expressed their opposition to the development of the environmental center in Carlos Paz, which has funding from the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Advances and challenges at the Villa Carlos Paz Environmental Center Project

Administrative processes are advancing and it is expected that in May 2017 work will begin for the construction of the Villa Carlos Paz Environmental Center with financing from the Inter-American Development Bank.

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The work of trunk gas pipelines in Cordoba has Chinese funding

The largest infrastructure project in the province of Cordoba has Chinese funding. Two Chinese banks: ICBC and Bank of China will finance 80% of the 8,400 million pesos of the trunk gas pipeline work in the province.

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Accompaniment to indigenous communities in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

Part of the Global Governance area team traveled the first days of December to the city of Rurrenabaque in Bolivia. Meetings and tours were held in the area where infrastructure projects are being carried out by the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank in the area.

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Comenzó la obra de gasoductos troncales en Córdoba

Durante el mes de agosto comenzaron las obras para la construcción de los gasoductos troncales de Córdoba, en algunos de los ramales. El proyecto ha sido resultado de largas negociaciones y aún quedan interrogantes por resolver: ¿Cuáles serán los impactos ambientales?, ¿Cuáles han sido los términos de negociación con los bancos y empresas chinas?

El pasado 15 de agosto comenzó la obra destinada a la construcción de los gasoductos troncales en la provincia de Córdoba. La constructora brasileña Odebrecht es la encargada de realizar los trabajos en dos tramos: el anillo del Gran Córdoba y el de la Ruta 2.

El proyecto incluye financiamiento chino para otros ramales y estas dos obras que involucran unos 855 millones de pesos. El ministro de Inversión y Financiamiento, Ricardo Sosa, quien hace un mes regresó de China, aseguró:

Llamada global para proteger los derechos humanos en los proyectos financiados por bancos

FUNDEPS firmó, junto a más de 150 organizaciones, grupos ambientales, de derechos humanos y de desarrollo, una petición exigiendo a los bancos de desarrollo respeto por los derechos humanos en las actividades que financian, y seguridad de que estas no estén poniendo en riesgo a los derechos humanos ni a los defensores del medio ambiente.

En marzo de 2016, Berta Cáceres, activista ambiental de Honduras, fue asesinada en medio de la noche mientras dormía. Dos de las personas imputadas por este crimen eran trabajadores de una compañía involucrada en la construcción de la presa de Agua Zarca; un proyecto al que Cáceres y su organización, Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (COPINH), se habían opuesto desee hace tiempo.