Indigenous federations express their sorrow and solidarity to indigenous people affected by oil spills in Chiriaco (Amazonas) and Mayuriaga in Morona (Loreto), both in indigenous ancestral lands.
‘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.
The oil curse harasses indigenous women of the Amazon
March 9, 2016
In addition to the environmental impact of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous women of the same areas remain poor, isolated, and exposed to diseases and domestic violence.