New threats and little state presence make indigenous intend to bring their demands to international courts.
Scientist says that to fight diseases transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the best way is prevention. “The only tool we have is still fighting the vector.”
Much of the Nahua people have been affected by mercury poisoning, which causes anemia and acute kidney problems.
A helicopter from Peru’s Air Force that was helping to monitor the area has been stopped and held by a group of locals. There were food and fresh water aboard, meant to be distributed among the people of Mayuriaga.
Almost a month since an oil spill, the new autonomous Wampis peoples’ government is asking the Peruvian government to take definitive and drastic measures.
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.
The recent leak of 3,000 barrels of oil in Peru’s Amazon jungle will cause incalculable damage, according to scientists.
Peru may be worried to conservation of its tropical forests, but deforestation has been increasing, much of it due to expanded cultivation of African palm oil.
After allegations about Petroperu workers who paid minors to collect oil spilled in their communities, in Amazonas, at least one has been identified.