Four indigenous leaders of the Alto Tamaya-Saweto Native Community in Peru were killed by bullets while traveling into the forest going to the Apiwtxa village, in Brazil, on the border of the two countries.
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.
July 31, 2014
On June 29 last an isolated indigenous people made first contact with Ashaninka indigenous ethnic and Funai servers in the state of Acre, Brazil’s border with Peru.
October 11, 2021
Contrary to the issues debated at COP26, both houses of Congress are discussing bills that increase deforestation, give amnesty to public land grabbers and weaken the protection of indigenous peoples' rights.