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The Madeira Dams: Impacts and Actions in Bolivian Territory

September 4, 2009

Jirau and Santo Antonio promise to cost much more than the stated financial value of their construction: deforestation, disease, damage to fish populations, just to name a few. These and other costs, however, will not be paid only by Brazilians; Bolivians will also bear the costs of these mega-projects. By: Thais Iervolino, Amazonia.org.br Translated by: Sérgio Veloso dos Santos Júnior Energy. [...]

APRODEH: Open Letter To Peruvian President Alan Garcia

August 10, 2009

Dr. Alan García PérezPresident of the Republic of Peru Mr. President – As citizens of Peru and the world, we are writing to you about the disproportionate and violent police incursion carried out to remove protesting indigenous people in Bagua, Amazonas, that Santiago Munuin Valera, a 52 year old Awajun indigenous leader, has been seriously injured. [...]

A People Beyond the Riverbanks

August 4, 2009

Written By Cristiano Navarro, Brasil de FatoTranslated by Natalia Taddei Bolivians will be affected by the dam projects, yet their lands have been not included Brazil's environmental impact study. [...]

Tragic history repeats itself on Brazil's Madeira River

July 16, 2009

By: Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch Brazil Program Coordinator Along the banks of Brazil's Madeira River, the rusty remnants of the Madeira-Mamoré railroad, built a century ago to run steam engines from Porto Velho to Guajará-Mirim in Bolivia, lay in ruins. [...]

"There's an impending catastrophe" Deforestation Increases Mercury Poisoning in Fish

July 15, 2009

Written by: Cristiano Navarro, Brasil de FatoTranslated by: Natalia Taddei Porto Velho (RO) Once a year, Pierre-Louis de Catheu, a farmer in the South of France, enjoys the duck-hunting season. In the last two seasons, he has had problems with his ammunition. In 2007, the European Parliament passed a law that forbids the use of lead in duck hunting due to the possible toxicity to rivers and lakes. [...]

AIDESEP Warns that Persecution Continues, Announcing they will Withdraw from the Dialogue Table Should it Persist

June 24, 2009

AIDESEP demanded that Peru's Executive and Legislative branches halt the persecution of indigenous leaders throughout the country. If they don't, indigenous representatives will be obligated to withdraw from the Coordination Group for the Amazon Peoples. [...]

AIDESEP Statement: A Historic Day for Indigenous Peoples

June 18, 2009

Speaking on behalf of indigenous peoples, the vice-president of the Inter-Ethinc Association for Development in the Peruvian Amazon (AIDESEP), Daysi Zapata, expressed her satisfaction with the decision of the Congress of the Republic to repeal the illegitimate legislative decrees 1090 and 1064 and called on the government to initiate a sincere and transparent dialogue for the good of the country. [...]

NGO Letter to Obama Administration about Crisis in Peru

June 13, 2009

June 12, 2009 The Honorable Hillary ClintonSecretary of State United States Department of State2201 C Street NWWashington, District of Columbia 20520 Dear Madam Secretary: We are writing to request that the United States Government take immediate, concrete and public action to help resolve the escalating social and political crisis in Peru. [...]

PERU: Statement of the Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

June 2, 2009

The Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues expresses her deep concern on the reports received during the Eighth Session of the UNPFII, regarding the current situation in Peru. [...]

Photos of Awajun indigenous protesters in Bagua

May 19, 2009

Awajun indigenous protesters in Bagua, northern Peru, where armed police put many of them into hospital in a May 10th attack on their peaceful blockade of the Corral Quemado Bridge (see photos and video here).  [...]

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