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.
Authorities of the Public Ministry announced the arrest of the second suspect in the murder of four Ashaninka leaders in Ucayali, occurred in September.
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.
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.
Meet the fight by the president of the Rio Ene Central Ashaninka, for the defense of cultural and territorial integrity of native communities in the basins of the Ene and Tambo rivers.
The Ashaninka, nation of the Peruvian Amazon, blood-spattered survivors in an adverse world.