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The fight’s not over yet, say Peru’s dam busters

Asháninka communities are locked in a cold war with the government and their neighbours says Izzi Myers.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Peru

Eyes on the prize

After researching Amnesty’s media awards, Phil Chamberlain warns not enough is being done to foster diverse human rights journalism.

Filed in: Human Rights Media Peru

Police beat up Peru’s green priest

Days after five are killed in clashes over the Minas Congas gold mining project, peaceful protester Father Marco Arana is dragged into custody.

Filed in: Human Rights Mining Peru

How do you sleep at night, Mr Davis?

Two dead, 100 injured – this is the way Swiss mining giant Xstrata does ‘community relations’ in Peru, while boss Mick Davis is in line for a $44 million bonus.

Filed in: Mining Peru

NI shortlisted for Amnesty Media Award

A selection of articles from the October 2011 issue ‘Nature’s Defenders: can indigenous people save the planet?’ are up for the award.

Filed in: Peru United Kingdom

Sign now: an open letter to Peru’s President

The recent violence against protesters at the Yanacocha mine has been caught on film. Now campaigners are calling on President Humala to act.

Filed in: Peru

Business as usual: Peru’s new president leaps to the right

By pushing forward a hotly contested mining project and enacting a state of emergency, Ollanta Humala’s presidency is off to a worrying start.

Filed in: Activism Democracy Mining Peru

Victory for Asháninka against Amazonian dam-builders

Respect for indigenous rights leads to company pull-out on controversial dam project in Peru, reports Vanessa Baird.

Filed in: Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Peru

Peruvians rise up against the mines

The scale of indigenous-led protests against mining in southern Peru took most by surprise. Vanessa Baird on what led to such flare-ups.

Filed in: Mining Peru

Peru's dam busters

Vanessa Baird discovers why the Asháninka people of the River Ene are taking a hard line against dam builders – and others.

Filed in: Dams Indigenous Peoples Peru Power Rivers

Podcast: Vanessa Baird on nature's defenders

An interview with Vanessa Baird, author of our October issue’s main feature on the indigenous peoples resisting environmentally damaging projects in South America and across the globe.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Peru

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