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.
Madre de Dios, Peru: The road that cuts the heart of the Amazon
An OjoPublico.com team traveled the forests of Madre de Dios, Peru, and discovered that an illegal highway promoted by the regional governor, Luis Otsuka, is the new corridor for the trafficking of timber and fuel from Cusco to center of illegal mining in the Amazon. Otsuka was accused of illegal deforestation last November for having […]
Peru: The brazen serpent that is poisoning the Amazon
Recent report finds pollution levels caused by oil spills in the northeastern Amazon region of Peru: has been found mercury and cadmium in the blood and urine of people of Cuninico and San Pedro (Loreto)
Peru: Illegal mining as a political actor in presidential campaign
Former Peruvian Vice Minister explains how the pact of presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori, is anti-technical and can threaten the fight against illegal mining in Madre de Dios and Puno.
Panamá Papers: The Virgin Islands of illegal mining
Mossack Fonseca operated offshore financiers who sent tons of gold to the U.S. and Switzerland.
From the Amazon to the Virgin Islands: Havens of Bozovich
Exclusive. The secret financial structure of Peru’s largest timber company, which includes the purchase of companies and transfer of shares to avoid paying taxes
The oil curse harasses indigenous women of the Amazon
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.
Amazonas operation: the history of the largest seizure of illegal timber
A millionaire confiscation of timber in the port of Iquitos, Amazon of Peru. Prosecutors immobilized 1,312 cubic meters valued at over $ 470,000, which were destined for US and Mexico.
The right of indigenous peoples to remain in isolation
Director of Survival International argues that contact the voluntarily isolated indigenous could lead to its disappearance from the severe damage to their health.
From Medellin to America: The gold route in Colombia
Between 2010 and 2014 Colombia exported 310 tons of gold. OjoPúblico found that over 70% of this volume was destined to US companies, mainly Republic Metals Corporation and the Metalor group.