Peru is a country rich in natural resources. It is the world’s largest producer of silver, the second of copper and zinc, and the sixth of gold. Yet the distribution of these resources within the country is highly uneven.
In this article in Spanish, the Peruvian journalist, Roger Rumrrill, says that after just two years of illegal gold mining 20,000 sq. kms of one of the most biodiverse regions in the world have been destroyed.
OXFAM analyses the protests against mining concessions in northern Peru.
In Peru, the shadow of the violence of the 1980s is still present in the political debate. Javier Farje, from LAB reports.
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