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Indigenous leaders critize sentence on Bagua conflict

Representatives from indigenous communities have criticized the sentence handed down to three military and police generals who were involved in a deadly confrontation between protesters and Peruvian soldiers and police on a remote jungle highway in June 2009. The three generals led the government’s response to the protests. They received […]

Reconciliation between Government and Amazon communities still far off, say Indigenous leaders

Reconciliation between Peru’s government and communities in the country’s Amazon region is still far off almost a year after deadly confrontations between indigenous protestors and authorities, CNR news service reported indigenous leaders saying Friday. “Reconciliation is still in process,” said indigenous leader Denis Pashanase. “There have been indigenous people and leaders […]

Social conflicts up by nearly 250 percent since Peru’s Garcia took office

Social conflicts have shot up from 84 in July 2006 – a month after Peru President Alan Garcia was elected as APRA’s presidential candidate in a runoff election – to 284 this past month, reported daily El Comercio on Tuesday. Of the 284 social conflicts tracked last month, more than […]

by · September 8, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Crime, Energy, Environment, Law & Justice

Survival International: call for napalm bombing of ‘savages’ in Peru’s Amazon wins “Most Racist Article of the Year Award”

An article implying that Peruvian natives should be bombed with napalm has been named by London-based Survival International as the ‘most racist article’ published in the last year by the mainstream media.