Barbara Fraser
3/9/15
A decade-long legal battle over pollution from oil drilling has ended with the announcement of a settlement between Occidental Petroleum and five Achuar communities on the Corrient...
Barbara Fraser
2/19/15
Indigenous communities claim—and scientific evidence increasingly shows—that indigenous forested territories are as well protected as, or better protected than, government-designat...
Barbara Fraser
12/20/13
Peru’s ability to consult Indigenous Peoples about laws and development projects affecting them is still “incipient,” although the country has made progress since protests over nat...
Stefan Kistler
12/6/13
“Working in harmony with nature and the community” reads the front of a pamphlet I picked up at this year's Expo Amazonica in Iquitos...
Darrin Mortenson
7/30/12
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...
Darrin Mortenson
5/25/12
After threatening to seize several of the company’s Amazon oil wells unless officials sat down to talks, Achuar indigenous communities on the Corrientes River won major concessions...