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State-owned TV Peru is to launch a news program in Quechua as part of a government policy to end ethnic and cultural discrimination.  Culture minister Jorge Nieto said the program will be broadcast as of 5 am, to reach the broader rural population of Quechua speakers. Both TV Peru and […]

Water and Sanitation Projects for Northeastern Jungle

Water and Sanitation Projects for Northeastern Jungle

Peru’s Premier, Rene Cornejo, has announced a package of 13 water and sanitation projects for the Pastaza River basin in the northern jungle of Loreto. The projects are to benefit the indigenous communities in the district of Andoas on the Pastaza, where years of oil spills from the north oil […]

New Oil Spill Reported in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

New Oil Spill Reported in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

A pipeline that transports oil out of Peru’s Pacaya Samiria National Reserve ruptured recently, spilling crude into the country’s largest protected area, a biologically-diverse hotspot, according to an indigenous organization. The spill occurred between Km. 7 and 8 of the pipeline that transports crude from Block 8x, which is operated […]