Indigenous organizations in Peru declare state of emergency

Friday, 24 June 2022 — Climate & Capitalism

Deforestation

Stop assassinations, end land grabs, recognize rights to ancestral territories

International companies are destroying forests to create palm oil plantations

The following statement was issued by thirteen Indigenous organizations from across the Peruvian Amazon, including local and regional federations from Ucayali, and the national Indigenous Peoples organization AIDESEP.


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Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru’s History

8 June 2021 — MintPress News

Pedro castillo peru

In a cliffhanger of an election with a huge urban-rural and class divide, it appears that the rural teacher, farmer and union leader is about to make history by defeating–by less than one percent–powerful far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori.

by Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores

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