Communities across region suffer from erratic rainfall and poor harvests, recently worsened by the El Niño phenomenon.
An Oxfam staffer shares her family’s escape from persecution.
New report on closure of San Martin mine cites environmental and public health problems, recommends substantive revision of mining laws.
What people displaced by a gold mine in Honduras have to say.
Farmers and indigenous people debate the costs and benefits of mining.
"My greatest inspiration was my mother...When I graduated from the university, I had three callings: To work on behalf of the poor, to educate, and to dedicate myself to science."