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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 […]

Peru Criticized for ‘Disregarding’ Rights of Indigenous in Amazon

Indigenous organizations and international human rights activists say Peru is failing to protect the rights of indigenous people in its Amazon rainforest, putting at risk the individuals and the carbon stored in their lands. The report, produced by Peru’s national indigenous group, Aidesep ,and the UK-based Forest Peoples Programme, said […]

Family of Slain Indigenous Leaders Seek Government Support

Family of Slain Indigenous Leaders Seek Government Support

The widowsof three of four indigenous men who were killed by illegal loggers in the eastern Ucayali region, were in Lima on Wednesday to meet with government authorities and demand property titles for their community lands. Three of the four women, members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, issued a statement after meeting with […]

Indigenous Leaders Allegedly Killed by Illegal Loggers

Indigenous Leaders Allegedly Killed by Illegal Loggers

Four leaders from Peru’s Ashanika indigenous community, including a prominent opponent of illegal logging, were murdered last week, allegedly by loggers who intruded on their land. Peru’s largest indigenous organization, Aidesep, said one of the men slain was Edwin Chota, a well-known leader of the Alto Tamaya-Saweto community, located near the […]