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Un incendio ardió por 10 días en una de las reservas más importantes de la región centroamericana: Nos referimos a Indio Maíz en Río San Juan, Nicaragua. Las organizaciones que trabajan en la zona calculan que quedaron más de 50 kms cuadrados totalmente quemados. El incendio fue tan grande que se pudo ver fácilmente a través de imágenes satelitales. Afortunadamente, el siniestro logró ser contenido hace unos días.

Hivos’ programme with Greenpeace, All Eyes on the Amazon, is very pleased to receive £300,000 in funding from the players of the People's Postcode Lottery in the UK. In 2017, Hivos and Greenpeace received a 14.8 million euro contribution from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund to run and implement All Eyes on the Amazon.

Foto por Mynor Hernández, de Capiusa

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Photo by Mynor Hernández, Capiusa Gallery

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Photos by Mynor Hernández, Capiusa.

The 2017 Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to Mexican human rights defender Graciela Pérez Rodriguez. Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra presented her with the prize this afternoon in The Hague, two days ahead of Human Rights Day (10 December).

The COP23 in Bonn ended nearly two weeks ago, and during the event a number of commitments were made and initiatives sparked.

On 28 November 2017, Edwin Huizing, executive director of Hivos, opened the Open Contracting Global Summit together with Gavin Hayman, director of the Open Contracting Partnership, María Zuleta, vice chair of the Open Contracting Partnership’s advisory board, and Hans Docter, director of Sustainable Economic Development at the Dutch foreign ministry. He welcomed the attendees with these words:

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, and everybody in between,

Update 30 November 2017: At the end of the Open Contracting Global Summit on 29 November, Transparency International and its partners HivosCoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) and 

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