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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 […]

Peru Court Cancels Military Draft Backed by President Humala

Peruvian authorities canceled a military draft scheduled for Wednesday after a court sided with a challenge from the country’s ombudsman. The government had planned to conscript 12,500 young men or women between 18 and 25 years old into the army. Authorities had argued the conscription was necessary in order to […]