The notorious Brazilian gang Comando Vermelho has seized control of the cocaine trade in Peru’s Ucayali region.
The poorest narcos in the trafficking chain risk even their own children to deliver drugs to criminal organizations.
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.
An indigenous protest over oil pollution in the Peruvian Amazon — which is blocking boat traffic on the Marañón River, a crucial transportation route — could move toward a solution in the coming days, with a meeting between protesters and Cabinet ministers.
In the current report, we show the new gold mining frontiers in northern and central Peru: two cases in the region of Amazonas and a case in the buffer zone of El Sira Communal Reserve, in the Huanuco region.
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 […]
The total area of the Amazon territory that was affected by two spills that took place in August in New Alianza, in the Amazon region of Loreto, Peru, has an extension of more than three Olympic swimming pools.
Reports from Peruvian Civil Defense Institute also report the number of people and homes affected after the spill in the Uchichiangos river.
GLAD warning system identifies areas of forest loss analyzing Landsat satellite images (30 m resolution) weekly.
Petroleum and mining, after destroying and contaminating everything they touched, now want to invade Peru’s national parks.[:]