Eye on the Amazon
  • Block 192: Government in Disarray; Indigenous Indignant

    Block 192: Government in Disarray; Indigenous Indignant

    September 7, 2015 – Peru's government and its Congress appear to be at loggerheads over control of Block 192, the country's main onshore source of crude. Indigenous peoples of the north-eastern jungle are indignant at the government turning its back on dialogue about the future of Block 192. The issue throws into question the government's whole approach to prior consultation.

  • Why We Do What We Do

    Why We Do What We Do

    This excellent short film about the Achuar of Peru makes it clear

    August 27, 2015 – Amazon Watch works hard to ensure that indigenous spokespeople are featured in media coverage related to their lands and rights, but rarely do we see a film 100% in their voice. That's why we're so eager for you to watch and share the film.

  • We Were Born of the Land Lent to Us by Our Future Generations

    We Were Born of the Land Lent to Us by Our Future Generations

    August 14, 2015 – This struggle is very clear as we feel the same deception and frustration of seeing the incompetence of our government to exercise its entrusted role. In other words, their responsibility to lead and serve the Ecuadorian people.

  • Indigenous March Descends on Quito, as National Strike Presses for Major Reforms

    Indigenous March Descends on Quito, as National Strike Presses for Major Reforms

    August 13, 2015 – Major roadways across Ecuador were closed yesterday as indigenous groups joined by labor, campesino, and civil society organizations began a national strike against proposed constitutional amendments that would curtail indigenous rights and allow President Rafael Correa to stay in power indefinitely.

  • These Nine Indigenous Voices Are Inspiring Us Right Now

    These Nine Indigenous Voices Are Inspiring Us Right Now

    August 9, 2015 – We are deeply appreciative for the honor of collaborating with indigenous peoples, organizations, and activists, from around the Amazon rainforest and elsewhere. It is extraordinary to find common cause in high-stakes human dramas that, we believe, will help shape the future of the entire planet.

  • Asserting Indigenous Rights in Peru's Plagued & Prolific Block 192

    Asserting Indigenous Rights in Peru's Plagued & Prolific Block 192

    July 30, 2015 – "I've seen a publicity campaign saying that Pluspetrol is working hand-in-hand with the communities, that they protect the environment, our health, our children. It makes me ashamed for them to see this advertising they aren't living up to. They don't care. What's more, they won't admit all the bad things they have done. The people who don't live here might believe the campaign, but the people from the communities don't believe it because they live here."

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