The Peruvian government’s agreement with indigenous leaders in oil block 192 offers a ray of hope for indigenous organizations fighting to have a say in projects that affect them, but major gaps remain in consultation processes across Latin America.
New research from Oxfam’s partners in Peru shows – yet again – how hard it can be for governments to protect the tax base over the life of a mining project (and hold mining companies accountable).
Is the newly elected Peruvian government turning its back on indigenous peoples’ land rights and putting profits before people? All the signs suggest they are.
Two months after millions are affected by floods, many are still living in temporary shelters.
Residents are working around the clock to hold back the rising water and reinforce their homes, but official aid is urgently needed.
In the shanty towns that have sprung up outside Lima, Peru, residents have strong allies against epidemics: dedicated local agencies and health workers.