Tag: latin-america

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ORAU Statement on the murders of two indigenous Cacataibo leaders in Peru

After a record number of murders in 2019, the assassinations of environmental and human rights defenders continue unabated and undeterred. Throughout the world and in Latin America in particular, environmental defenders and indigenous leaders face threats and attacks from criminal groups linked to illegal logging, illegal deforestation, land grabbing, and narcotrafficking. The protectors of our […]

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Peru Issues 35 Million Dollar Fine, Orders Plantation Company to Leave the Amazon

Tamshi SAC must immediately cease operations and restore ecosystem damage Lima, Peru— In an unprecedented decision, the Peruvian Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency (OEFA) issued a fine of 129,000,000 soles (35 million dollars) to the plantation company Tamshi SAC in the province of Loreto for continuing to operate without required environmental permits and for illegally […]

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Amazonía en Emergencia

Piden a Presidente del Perú que atienda la Emergencia Humanitaria en Comunidades Indígenas de la Amazonía En el contexto del COVID-19, más de 100 organizaciones de la sociedad civil peruana e internacional respaldan las demandas de las organizaciones indígenas del Perú. Mediante una carta pública dirigida al Presidente del Perú, Martín Vizcarra, más de cien […]

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Amazon in Emergency

President of Peru Asked to Address the Humanitarian Emergency in Indigenous Communities of the Amazon In the context of COVID-19, more than 100 Peruvian and international civil society organizations support the demands of Peru’s indigenous organizations. Through a public letter addressed to the President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, more than a hundred organizations of Peruvian […]

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Indigenous Peoples Sue Peruvian Government over Re-opening Logging in Forest Reserves as COVID-19 Spreads in the Amazon

Lima, July 23, 2020 –The Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the East (ORPIO) in the Peruvian State of Loreto has filed a lawsuit stating that the regional government would violate Peru’s constitution by restarting logging in the midst of the pandemic in forests that are home to indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation. The […]