The global investigation “Perenco System” carried out by InfoAmazonia and its international partners reveals the systemic aspect of France’s second largest oil and gas operator abusive extractive practices through the world: Perenco.
On Thursday, October 27, there was a scent of smoke in the air. On the 28th, a bluish haze thickened, and by late afternoon it had turned gray and heavy. The reddish sunset left no doubt: We were enveloped in pure wildfire smoke. Our eyes began to sting, our noses ran. Our clothes and hair […]
Indigenous people claim that Carbonext allegedly pressured communities to sign documents with blank sheets. The company denies the accusations and, shortly after allegations of rights violations and non-compliance with international conventions in suspicious contracts on indigenous lands in the Amazon, withdrew from the business.
Concept goes beyond the defense of strengthening forest products, and carries the prefix ‘socio’ to show that the way local communities work in the economy in the Amazon, preserving its diversity, is fundamental to sustainable development.
Contrary to forecasts made in the 1990s, over 40 areas are guaranteeing the protection of the species without driving the pirarucu to extinction. In addition, sales of the fish provide income to fishermen, who now join a production chain that brings no harm to the Amazonian ecosystem.
Indigenous, African-descended and other traditional communities are caught in escalating violence from drug trafficking in Amazon “cocaine corridor.”
Brazilian criminal groups prey on young Venezuelan migrants, especially unaccompanied minors, who cross border in search of jobs.
Along border with Venezuela, Colombian guerrillas lure unemployed Indigenous youths into drug trade, extortion rackets and armed conflict.
The notorious Brazilian gang Comando Vermelho has seized control of the cocaine trade in Peru’s Ucayali region.
Before embarking on a perilous trek through the jungle, drug couriers in Colombia turn to shamans for protection.