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The “Women Environmental and Human Rights Defenders” series is a Magazine Libera segment where women defending nature and the environment discuss their work, vision, and provide economic, social, political, and cultural analysis to the current environmental issues affecting their countries. Topics covered include ecofeminism, land defenders, indigenous rights, biodiversity conservation, destructive environmental policies, and resistance to extractive economies.

GUEST SPEAKER – Patricia Madrigal Cordero is an environmental lawyer, the former Vice-Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica (2014-2018), and is also a negotiator of the Escazú Agreement, where Costa Rica served as Co-Presidency of the Board of Directors along with Chile.

In this interview, Patricia analyzes the ratification and implementation process of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as the Escazú Agreement.

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Ana Llácer

Ana Llacer is a Spanish journalist, communication professional, and independent documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her primary areas of interest are environmental justice and natural resource extraction, migration, and social justice. Her recent works include short film 'No Fate' and the feature documentary 'UMA: A Water Crisis in Bolivia' that captured the resistance of Andean indigenous communities against mining and won the “Best Documentary Feature Award” at the Red Nation International Film Festival and the “Best Indigenous Film Award” at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.

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