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“We don’t need oil companies here in our communities”

Photo: Goldamn Environmental Prize.

- Indigenous leader Ruth Buendia, Goldman Environmental Prize winner, speaks loud and clear.

Servindi, 18 February, 2015.- Although Pluspetrol announced its withdrawal of the Pichanaqui district in the central jungle, there are some voices to take into account when analyzing the case. One of those is Ruth Buendia, president of the Central Ashaninka of Rio Ene (CARE), who once again expressed her opposition to the presence of oil companies in lot 108. Seguir leyendo…

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Might Norway Blacklist Canadian Oil Firm Over Amazon Operations?


Matses. Foto: David Hill

By David Hill*

17 February, 2015.- In September 2014 Norway’s Finance Ministry revealed that the Council on Ethics for Norway’s ‘Government Pension Fund Global’ (GPFG) had recommended, back in December 2010, that the GPFG divest its holdings in oil and gas company Repsol because of its operations in one of the remotest parts of the Peruvian Amazon. Seguir leyendo…

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A Rocky Road to Justice in the Amazon

Kichwas in the Tigre region protesting Pluspetrol
Kichwas in the Tigre region protesting Pluspetrol. Photo: David Hill.

By Ximena Warnaars

14 February, 2015. An agreement has been reached between indigenous federations of four river basins in Peru´s northern Amazon, the National Government, and Pluspetrol, the Argentine oil company currently operating in their territories. While this kind of agreement is unprecedented, indigenous groups throughout the country continue to protest, occupy oil wells, and raise their voices against the oil company. Seguir leyendo…

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Unity Pact calls to defend the integrity and rights of the Acuña-Chaupe family


Maxima Acuña and her family are at risk of violence and forced eviction. Photo: Grufides.

PU, 6 February, 2015.- The Unity Pact of Indigenous Organizations of Peru called for the defense of  life, integrity and the rights of the Acuña-Chaupe family, beneficiaries of the injunction 452-Peru issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in 2014. Seguir leyendo…

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Urgent action: Chaupe Family continues facing police harassment


Máxima Acuña received a death threat over the telephone on 30 January and has been repeatedly harassed by police. She is in an ongoing legal dispute against a mining company over the ownership of a plot of land where she and her family live in northern Peru. They are at constant risk of forced eviction, attacks and threats from police. Seguir leyendo…

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Peru’s indigenous people protest against relicensing of oil concession

Kichwas protesting in the northern Peruvian Amazon following more than 40 years of oil operations in their territories. Photograph: Feconat

- Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest. Seguir leyendo…

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Rosa Palomino: “On the radio we care about our rights and Aymara culture”

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Photo: Aymara social communicator Rosa Palomino.

- An Aymara social communicator with a long career as a radio host and social leader. Seguir leyendo…

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Police and Yanacocha security harass Máxima Acuña

Grufides, 20 January 2015.- Some fifteen officers of Peru´s National Police and agents of the private firm Securitas, that provides security services to Minera Yanacocha, broke into the home of Máxima Acuña Chaupe and her family yesterday afternoon. Seguir leyendo…

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Peru: Indigenous peoples reaffirm self-determination


The Unity Pact was one of the social articulations that led the People’s Summit against Climate Change and the March in defense of Mother Earth last year

Indigenous organizations propose a new Plurinational Constitution and a National Program of Community Adaptation to Climate Change.

Servindi, 21 January 2015.- The Unity Pact of Indigenous Organizations of Peru issued a statement in which they reaffirmed their identity as indigenous peoples, their right to self-determination and the need of decolonization of the relationships between indigenous peoples, the State and the broader society. Seguir leyendo…

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Chota, Manuin, Chaupe and Buendía… notable characters of 2014

- A tribute to four consistent and committed indigenous leaders.

By Servindi

2 January, 2015.- The year 2014 comes to an end and the personalities of Edwin Chota, Máxima Chaupe, Santiago Manuin and Ruth Buendia stand out for impeccable trajectory in the public eye and advocacy in favor of their peoples. Seguir leyendo…

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