Exiled environmental activist Amaru Ruiz on the November 7th election in Nicaragua

Photo: Amaru Ruiz with Bianca Jagger and Mónica López Baltodano, an environmental lawyer and daughter of former Sandinista guerrilla commander Mónica Baltodano. On Saturday November 6, Amaru Ruiz spoke from Glasgow on the Peace Brigades International webinar on the COP26 summit and environmental rights defenders. To hear his presentation, click Read more…

PBI COP26 webinar with the participation of Nicaraguan environmentalist Amaru Ruiz, November 6

Nicaraguan environmental rights defender Amaru Ruiz Alemán will speak at PBI’s “COP26 and Land Defenders” webinar on November 6. To register and hear him speak, click here. Amaru Ruíz is a biologist, researcher, environmentalist, and president of the Fundación del Río, a non-profit organization founded in 1990, focused on sustainable development Read more…

Amaru Ruiz: “Indigenous territory should have all the protection to reduce the processes of invasion and deforestation”

Exiled Nicaraguan environmental defender Amaru Ruiz will be speaking on a PBI-convened webinar on Saturday November 6. To hear him speak, register here. On October 29, EFE reported: “Nicaraguan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denis Moncada, heads the Nicaraguan delegation that will participate in the Climate Change Summit (COP26), which will Read more…

PBI-Nicaragua accompanies human rights defenders living in exile in Costa Rica

Nicaraguan human rights defender Genesis. The Peace Brigades International-Nicaragua Project accompanies Nicaraguan human rights defenders living in exile in Costa Rica. Since the social crisis of April 2018 and the intensification of repression against Nicaraguan citizens, 108,000 people have fled the country, of which it is estimated that approximately 85,000 Read more…

UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor calls for action after the murder of Indigenous land defender Nacilio Macario in Nicaragua

On February 1, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Mary Lawlor condemned the murder of Indigenous environmental defender Nacilio Macario in Nicaragua and called on the government to investigate his death. This UN Human Rights media release notes: “Mr. Macario, an indigenous Mayangna, was originally Read more…