DURBAN, South Africa. (ENS) - A new UN-backed effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests by paying communities to leave the trees standing is undermining the rights of indigenous peoples in Peru, leading to "carbon piracy" and
In his Blog da Amazonia, the Brazilian journalist, Altino Machado, describes how paramilitaries from Peru have invaded land belonging to isolated Indians in Brazil.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, who took office on 28 July, faces a big challenge in regions where most of his votes come from.
The Peruvian elections have produced an unexpected result. Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori will face each other in the run-off. Anything could happen in an unusual electoral process.