Archive for April, 2014

Leader of Peru’s Ashaninka Wins Presitigious Environmental Prize

Leader of Peru’s Ashaninka Wins Presitigious Environmental Prize

A leader of Peru’s Asháninka indigenous people was awarded on Monday the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for the region of South and Central America. Ruth Buendía won the $175,000 prize from the San Francisco-based organization for her work in uniting the Asháninka in a campaign against large-scale dams and a […]

Native Community Says More Mass Graves in Western Amazon

Native Community Says More Mass Graves in Western Amazon

Residents in eastern Peru’s Amazon region believe there are more mass graves from the country’s internal conflict that remain hidden under the thick tropical forest. The native communities of Mapotoa and Yaynapango, located in Junin region’s Satipo province, said that another 200 bodies, including children, have yet to be found in […]

International Analysis: Science Applied to Childbirth Mortality in Indonesia

By Michael Greene — The Mark News — The Republic of Indonesia, home to more than 240 million people, is the world’s fourth most populous nation. Ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse, the Indonesian people are broadly dispersed across an archipelago of more than 13,000 islands. Rapid urbanization has given rise […]

International Analysis: The Price of Inaction

By Samantha Nutt —The Mark News— War changes everything, yet nothing about war ever really changes. Towns are seized and lost and seized again. Families bury their young, and then their old, and then their young again. Women and little girls are raped, beaten, and humiliated. Children wake up screaming, […]