The Putumayo Atrocities

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The story of the near-extermination of indigenous communities in the early 1900s at the hands of the Peruvian Amazon Company.
In December 2011 Peru became the latest country in Latin America to ban genetically modified organisms. But can it be sustained?
A year ago, a video spread online where the Canadian Sebastian Woodroffe was lynched and killed by indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon. He had previously shot dead the 81-year-old environmental activist and medicine woman Olivia Arévalo, after she denied him ayahuasca. Olivia Arévalo was a Healer and...
This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries): of anthropologists and archaeologists; urban planners and architects; artists and musicians; journalists and politicians; women and LGBT people trying to halt gender-based oppression and violence; indigenous activists fighting oil drilling on their territory; residents of favelas resisting evictions; students staking their claim to...

Ecocide in Ecuador

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The collapse of Yasuni Initiative has allowed pristine parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon to become vulnerable to oil exploration.
Profiles of four individuals who have fought mining, logging and land-seizures to protect their communities.
A factory fire on June 22 in the Las Malvinas district of Lima, Peru, that killed four young people has drawn official and international attention to the sometimes deadly risk posed by the country’s use of forced labor, or slave labor. This tragedy, the International Labor Organization says, revealed that the Peruvian factory had operated in an abusive manner that...

Amantani

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Helps bridge the gap between home and school for children living in Ccorca, a Quechua district in southern Peru
On 4 January, a congressional commission with full investigative powers was created to deal with the accusations of illegal payments to government officials by Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company. These relate to infrastructure contracts obtained from the Peruvian government from at least 2005 onwards. The information came to light as part of the wider investigation into the so-called ‘Lava...
The death of a leading campaigner against illegal logging and three of his companions in a remote Amazonian area of Peru has led to renewed calls for more effective action against this lucrative trade.

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