Post Tagged with: "Amazonas"

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

An environmental activist was killed last Monday in Yagen, a village on the Marañon River in northern Peru, in the province of Celendín, Cajamarca. Hitler Rojas, 34, a leading activist in the protest against a hydroelectric project, was shot five times by unknown assailants when he was walking towards his […]

Mayor of Amazonas Town Killed, Motive Unclear

Mayor of Amazonas Town Killed, Motive Unclear

The mayor of a small town in Peru’s northern Amazonas was murdered on Tuesday, the most recent incident of a local official being gunned down. Jorge Arista Vargas, the mayor of Cochamal, was killed by a gunman in a restaurant in the town of Rioja, in San Martin province, according […]

Scientists unearth 20 million year old fossilized brain in Amazonas

Scientists unearth 20 million year old fossilized brain in Amazonas

Peruvian scientists have unearthed a fossilized brain of a mammal that lived in the country’s northern jungle regions some 20 million years ago, daily El Comercio reported. The fossil was found in the basin of the Santiago River in the northern department of Amazonas on May 12 by a team […]