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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, […]

Government Commission Heads for La Convencion to Calm Protests

Government Commission Heads for La Convencion to Calm Protests

Following protest marches and the death of one protestor last week, the government today is sending a commission to the La Convencion province in Cusco, to establish a work agenda “with the greatest goodwill and an open mind.” The commission is led by the minister of Agriculture, Juan Manuel Benites, […]

Police Clash with Protesters Over Gas Pipeline Project

One person was killed and at least four others injured during a clash between police and townspeople in southern Peru at the start of a march towards Machu Picchu, in protest of a gas pipeline project. A 17-year-old was killed when police confronted the protesters in the district of Santa Teresa, located […]

Humala’s Cabinet Squeeks By With Deciding Vote

Humala’s Cabinet Squeeks By With Deciding Vote

Peru’s Congress narrowly voted in favor of President Ollanta Humala’s new cabinet on Tuesday, as political opponents continue to call for the resignation of some key ministers. In the third Congressional vote since last week, lawmakers approved the cabinet, led by Premier Ana Jara, with 55 votes in favor, 54 […]