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Local Communities Protect Their Amazon

Posted on 17 January 2011 by editor

Alto Huayabamba in San Martín, Peru. Credit: AMPA

By Milagros Salazar*

LIMA, Jan 16, 2011 (Tierramérica) – San Martín is one of the three most deforested Amazon regions in Peru. But now local residents and non-governmental organisations have joined with local and regional authorities to defend the flora, fauna and water resources and halt the destruction of the rainforests.
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A população que vigia sua Amazônia

Posted on 11 January 2011 by editor

Laguna das Quinas, Alto Huayabamba. Crédito: Cortesia Ampa.

Milagros Salazar

LIMA, Peru, 10 de janeiro, (IPS TerraViva) Habitantes e autoridades de uma região peruana tomaram em suas mãos a tarefa de conservar as florestas.

San Martín é uma das três regiões amazônicas mais desmatadas do Peru. Entretanto, ali, organizações sociais e moradores aproximaram-se das autoridades locais e regionais para defender a flora, a fauna e as fontes de água, e também para deter a depredação das florestas. Enquanto as águas dos rios secavam, foi crescendo o interesse das pessoas de San Martín, na selva central peruana, em solicitar ao Estado concessões de conservação em terrenos públicos de grande diversidade biológica. Continue Reading


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PERU: After Toxic Mine Spill, Locals Demand Both Jobs and Cleanup

Posted on 01 November 2010 by admin

Toxic waste in the Opamayo River. Crédito: Federación Nacional de Trabajadores, Mineros, Metalúrgicos y Siderúrgicos del Perú (FNTMMSP ).

By Milagros Salazar

LIMA, Nov 1, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Four months after Peru’s worst toxic spill of mining waste, workers at the Caudalosa mine are demanding that it be reopened, while local communities want more cleanup of the rivers they depend on for water supplies.
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PERÚ: Reclamos opuestos ante derrame tóxico

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Contaminación del Río Opamayo. Crédito: Federación Nacional de Trabajadores, Mineros, Metalúrgicos y Siderúrgicos del Perú (FNTMMSP).

Por Milagros Salazar

LIMA, 28 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – Cuatro meses atrás se produjo el mayor derrame de residuos mineros peligrosos en Perú. Hoy los trabajadores de la empresa Caudalosa reclaman que ésta vuelva a funcionar, y los pobladores de la zona que se limpien los ríos contaminados, de los que dependen.
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PERU: Unearthing Victims of the Christmas Massacre

Posted on 16 August 2010 by editor

Approaching the cave where the killers concealed the bodies. Credit:Ángel Páez/IPS

By Ángel Páez

LIMA, Aug 12, 2010 (IPS) – The families of 40 villagers murdered in Peru on Christmas Day in 1984 are camping out next to the eight graves in which their loved ones were buried, to keep watch over the slow, painful process of exhuming the bodies, a task that is being carried out by the public prosecutor’s office.
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