Huaorani warrior admits having directed killing of five Taromenane nomads in inter-ethnic war encouraged by logging and oil companies that try to invade the Indian Territory Yasuni National Park.
Starts the extermination of the last uncontacted peoples in the Ecuadorian Amazon
‘Defending the jungle is defending community life,‘ says leader from Ecuadorian Amazon
October 22, 2020
Rosa Aranda faces two miseries. One in her own body: she was infected by Covid-19. The other is the historical pollution generated by the oil industry, which threatens the territory in which she lives, Piwiri, in the Ecuadorian Amazon forest.
Saweto's daughter, from Peru, persists in her fight for justice
October 20, 2020
Diana Ríos Rengifo took on the defense of the Peruvian Amazon after the murder of her father, a well-known Asheninka leader in the fight against illegal loggers. The trees in Saweto, a community located near the Peruvian border with Brazil, are highly coveted on the market and are threatened by indiscriminate logging.
Hortimio, the "Lord of the Earth": Always at the Forefront in Cataniapo
September 18, 2020
Inspired by Wänä'cä, a leader who is mentioned in the ancestral songs of the Huöttöja people, Hortimio Ochoa is the visible face of defense of the Cataniapo hydrographic basin in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It is an area subject to increasingly evident pressure associated with mining, deforestation and the incursion of illegal armed groups