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Canadian foreign policy insensitive to human rights but tolerant with mining companies, report

- Social organizations debate in Lima on the need of a legal framework for victims of human rights violations to sue mining companies in their home countries.

By Jonathan Hurtado

Servindi, April 24, 2014.- A report presented this week in Lima by a group of NGO identified a number of behavioral patterns of the Canadian State that reveal its controversial role in cases of violations of human rights. Seguir leyendo…

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Workshop identified blocks and interests on international negotiations for COP20

By Milton López Tarabochia

Servindi, April 12, 2014.- A workshop on international negotiations between the blocks of countries that make up the COP 20 to be held in Lima in December this year, was carried out on April 3 and 4 in the offices of the Citizens Movement for Climate Change (Movimiento Ciudadano por el Cambio Climático, MOCICC). Seguir leyendo…

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Gas company to drill in Manu National Park buffer zone, imperiling indigenous people

Map of gas operations in the KNN Territorial Reserve and Manu Buffer Area. Map courtesy of David Hill. Click to enlarge.

By David Hill*

February 4, 2014.-The Peruvian government has approved plans for gas company Pluspetrol to move deeper into a supposedly protected reserve for indigenous peoples and the buffer zone of the Manu National Park in the Amazon rainforest. Seguir leyendo…

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Gas Firm ‘Assumes’ It Will Bring ‘Fear’ to the Peruvian Amazon

By David Hill*

January 22, 2014.- Gas company Pluspetrol admits it will cause ‘fear’ and possibly ‘stress’ and a ‘sensation of invasion’ among indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon who have little or no contact with outsiders. Seguir leyendo…

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Peru ignores UN calls to suspend Amazon gas expansion


Workers and specialists check a hole created by a pipeline explosion in the jungle of Cuzco, 350 miles from Lima, Peru. Photograph: AP

- Government moves one step closer to expand Camisea project despite concerns about impact on indigenous peoples.

By David Hill*

January 14, 2014.- The Peruvian government is pushing ahead with plans to expand gas operations in a supposedly protected reserve in the Amazon despite calls by the United Nations to suspend them. Seguir leyendo…

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Indigenous Brazilian Community Burned & Attacked for Retaliation

By Rick Kearns

Indian Country Today, 31 december, 2013.-  The Brazilian Army and National Police have been called in to quell a series of violent attacks by non-indigenous residents against an indigenous community in the Amazon on Christmas Day and then again on December 27, after 3,000 attackers burned houses, cars and a health clinic looking for three of their neighbors who they say had been kidnapped by indigenous men. Seguir leyendo…

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International: IACHR welcomes enactment of prior consultation law in Peru

September 13, 2011—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the enactment in Peru of a law on prior consultation of indigenous peoples, which incorporates into domestic law a right already recognized in international human rights law and thus constitutes a significant step forward in defending the human rights of the country’s indigenous peoples. Seguir leyendo…

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Peru: “We lack a proper census to know what the country’s current situation is.” Interview F. Matuk

Servindi, August 21, 2011 – Servindi talked with Farid Matuk, former president of the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), who questions the validity of the official figures from the government led by the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance Party (APRA). He proposes that urgent measures be taken in order to have a better idea of the country’s current situation and to know, for example, whether the indigenous peoples’ situation has improved in the last five years. Seguir leyendo…

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Peru: Minera Majaz compensates 33 Farmers for Death and Torture in Mining Camp

Servindi, July 28, 2011 – Monterrico Metals Plc., a British company that owns Río Blanco Copper S.A., previously known as Minera Majaz S.A., agreed to compensate 32 farmers tortured at the mining camp and the relatives of a farmer who died, both of which occurred between August 1 and 3, 2005. Seguir leyendo…

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Peru: Ombudsman’s Office asks to prioritize the Education of Indigenous Peoples in…

… Light of Serious IBE Deficiencies

Servindi, July 25, 2011 – The Ombudsman’s Office called on the next government to prioritize the education of the indigenous peoples in light of the serious deficiencies in the implementation of the Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) as made evident in Ombudsman’s Report 152: «Aportes para un Política Nacional de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe a favor de los pueblos indígenas del Perú» (Contributions to a National Policy on Intercultural Bilingual Education for the Indigenous Peoples of Peru). Seguir leyendo…

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