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Otto Pérez Molina in the Jaguar Energy coal plant. Photograph: Guatemalan Government (CC) - One politician used his Facebook profile to accuse me, a journalist, of being behind "the attacks" against him, and stated that a criminal lawsuit would follow. A day later he wrote a column welcoming me to the "world of the mortals", and implicit death threat. 
Ivan Velasquez, leder i CICIG. Foto: CICIG  How to lead the campaign against corruption when authorities are part of the problem?  
On of the most important incomes for the Sarayaku people is fishing. Photo: Fundación Pachamama The oil company CGC from Argentina and the army in Ecuador, have performed seismic surveys to find oil at the land of the Sarayaku people since 2002. They are looking for oil without asking the people that owns the land. PWYP Norway´s TRACE-participant Juan G. Auz has written a blog post about the situation for the Sarayaku people in Ecuador.   
TRACE-participant Paula Vidal from Colombia asks question to Tonje Gormley during the TRACE-program in Oslo. Photo: Eline Helledal TRACE-participant Paula Andrea Vidal has interviewed Tulio Vargas from Internacional de Servicos Publicos about the challenges around tax-systems in the extractive industry sector in Colombia. He is also a TRACE-participant and tells how he wants to use the knowledge from the program in his home country. 
Edén García is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Christine Amdam In this video portait you will get to know TRACE-participant Edén García from Bolivia. 
Mariel Christina Aguilar Støen talked about elithes in Latin America. Photo: Ingvild Onstad Helle Transparent extractive industries which invest in social programs, are characterized by dealing with less social conflicts and thus tend to become more competitive.
Andres Hernandez is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Andres Hernandez from Colombia.
Lourdes Escalante is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Lourdes Escalante who works in Guatemala. 
Juan José Herrera is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Juan Herrera from Ecuador.
Raul Velasquez and Pablo Rojas from Bolivia are putting up key actors in their country. Photo: Eline Helledal The interest that some key stakeholders use to support mechanisms for transparency are not always proportional to their power. The experience from some Latin American countries can be crucial to understand the relation between interest and power.

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