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Colombian and Peru Governments Publicly Apologizes for Amazonian Rubber Boom
A century after thousands of indigenous people died and were displaced in one of the most brutal episodes of the Amazonian rubber boom, government officials publicly apologized for...
Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal Rules in Favor of Indigenous Community
In a decision that could have far-reaching consequences, Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that an Amazonian indigenous community could limit outsiders’ access to its territory ...
Stanford Student Driven to Revive Culture and Prevent Youth Suicide
Stanford University senior Lyla Johnston’s commitment to bringing her indigenous perspective to anthropology has led her on many journeys: from studying menstrual taboos surroundin...
Medical Discovery: Some Peruvian Amazon Natives Survive Rabies Without Treatment
Since ancient times, the specter of rabies has struck fear in people’s hearts, minds and souls...
Oil Company Under Fire in Amazon: New Inquiries, Exposés and Penalties Fuel Indigenous Movement
IQUITOS, Peru—The world that PlusPetrol has built in Peru’s Amazon over the last 16 years seems to be crumbling under the weight of the company’s alleged crimes...
Indigenous Nationalities and the Mestizo Dilemma
Mestizo. Métis . Mixed bloods. Though clearly different, all these terms are used to racially classify people with Indian ancestry...
On This Day in 1541, Francisco Pizarro, Bane of the Incas, Was Assassinated
At the height of its existence, the Inca Empire ran some 2,500 miles along the Andean range from Colombia to Chile, had more than 10 million subjects and was home to Cuzco, a city ...
Machiguenga Communities Could be Affected by Peru Gas Production
A commission appointed to monitor the impacts of Peru’s largest national gas production facility and pipeline warns that the project could be affecting the diet and culture of Mach...
Peru's Indigenous Band Together to Protect Their Lands and Water Rights
As a teenager two decades ago, Ruth Buendía saw the Asháninka communities in Peru’s central Amazonian lowlands torn apart by violence as the Shining Path guerrillas kidnapped, kill...
Sacred Lake Titicaca Is Being Drowned by Pollution
Brown, rolling plains that seem to stretch on to eternity are suddenly broken by the brilliant blue of Lake Titicaca...
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