Tag Infrastructure Financing

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China is committed to respecting human rights in its foreign investments

On March 15, China accepted 284 of the recommendations made in its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). These are aimed at preventing human rights violations in the field of their investments…
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What the G20 summit in Argentina left us

After a year of meetings and activities, between November 30 and December 1, the G20 Summit was held in the City of Buenos Aires, the first held in South America. It counted with the presence of the main world leaders; and although it was…
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Concern and uncertainty regarding the progress of the works of the Villa Carlos Paz Environmental Center

The works of the Environmental Center of Villa Carlos Paz show an advance of 90% and estimate that in 30 days it will be in operation. Meanwhile, the concern of the residents of Malagueño continues asking for concrete measures to make effective…
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Civil society met in the C20

We were participating in the C20 meeting, a civil society affinity group for the G20 process. In it, we coordinated the discussions of the investment and infrastructure work group, and participated in meetings with authorities. “Below, we…
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What does 2017 leave us in relation to trunk pipelines?

2017 was a year of progress and setbacks for gas pipelines project in Córdoba, but also of strong criticism for the lack of government transparency in relation to the project and the link with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, involved in a scandal of corruption. Here, a review of the most important events of the year in relation to this strategic project for Córdoba.
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Claim for higher standards of protection of DD.HH. in infrastructure megaprojects

The Declaration of Lima, signed by civil society organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean, highlights the urgent need to ensure the rights of environmental defenders in the face of the growing cases of corruption surrounding megaprojects and the lack of access to public information.

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.

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.

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.

Chinese investments in Argentina: the aqueducts in Entre Ríos

Within the long list of Chinese investments in Argentina, the case of aqueducts in the province of Entre Ríos has been one of the most controversial. Irregularities in the bidding process, approval and execution of the project have aroused…