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At least three ministers have resigned in Peru, amidst increasing pressure to approve a controversial gas project in the Amazon.
An Amazonian tribe has sent an urgent appeal to shareholders of Pacific Rubiales to protect the uncontacted Indians whose survival is threatened by the company.
Survival International has held protests outside Peruvian embassies and consulates, calling for an end to expansion of the Camisea gas project in Peru’s Amazon rainforest.
The United Nations has demanded an immediate halt to expansion of a gas project in the Peruvian Amazon, over concerns of the risk to lives of uncontacted Indians.
The Vietnamese oil company PetroVietnam has bought a stake in two Peruvian oil blocks in a region known to be inhabited by uncontacted tribes.
The World Association for Christian Communication has chosen as one of its project partners a Peruvian organisation that helps indigenous people find a voice.
Two CAFOD partners have been detained by police whilst investigating human rights abuses near Anglo-Swiss mining company Xstrata’s new Tintaya site in Peru
Peru’s Congress is about to approve a highly controversial road that will slash in half the territory of at least two uncontacted tribes.
Fewer than a third of Catholic youth in Peru consider themselves to be religious, according to a study carried out recently.
Survival International say that Peru’s government is ignoring new UN guidelines on the protection of uncontacted Indians in the Amazon.