Anti-mining protesters occupy downtown Cusco

Anti-mining protesters occupy downtown Cusco

Originally published by Peru Reports on 20/01/16.   Quechua and Catholic Locals Protest the Granting of Mining Leases on Sacred Land Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Cusco’s downtown plaza to demand the repeal of dozens of mining licenses in a sacred region of the Quispicanchi province. Protest leaders say that...

We Can’t Drink Oil: Indigenous Peoples of Peru Speak Out

We Can’t Drink Oil: Indigenous Peoples of Peru Speak Out

Toxins in Peru’s Rivers Reach Severe Levels Communities living along the Corrientes, Pastaza, Tigre, and Marañón Rivers in Loreto, Peru have joined forces to put pressure on the Peruvian government after testing showed shocking levels of toxins and heavy metals in their drinking water as a result of oil exploitation...