Amazon InRoads

Ashaninka Environmentalist Honored by Congress

Ashaninka Environmentalist Honored by Congress

As news broke yesterday of the murder of four Ashaninka leaders who were defending their land against loggers in the eastern region of Ucayali, in Lima the president of Congress, Ana Maria Solorzano, was honoring another Ashaninka leader, Ruth Buendia, for her world-recognized activism in defending the environment. Ruth Buendia, […]

Water and Sanitation Projects for Northeastern Jungle

Water and Sanitation Projects for Northeastern Jungle

Peru’s Premier, Rene Cornejo, has announced a package of 13 water and sanitation projects for the Pastaza River basin in the northern jungle of Loreto. The projects are to benefit the indigenous communities in the district of Andoas on the Pastaza, where years of oil spills from the north oil […]

On the Ground in the Battle Against Prohibited Mining

On the Ground in the Battle Against Prohibited Mining

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias ✎ Special to the Peruvian Times ☄ HUAYPETUHE, MADRE DE DIOS, Peru — A combative voice on the local radio station summed up the temperament in this small frontline town, also known as the center of informal and illegal gold mining: “Prohibiting mining will lead to poverty […]

The InterOceanic Highway: The missing link in the exploitation of Amazonia?

The InterOceanic Highway: The missing link in the exploitation of Amazonia?

For decades a road linking the Amazon heartlands to the Pacific Ocean was on the drawing board. It is now a reality with the opening of the Interoceanic Highway connecting southern Peru and its ports to the Brazilian states of Rondonia, Acre and beyond. Will this open up the rainforest […]