Peru must improve tax collection and ensure that mining revenues address the persistent poverty in mining communities.
Protecting tropical forests means protecting the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and front-line defenders who are finding that their land and ways of life are under threat from unchecked agribusiness expansion.
On Mother’s Day, Oxfam salutes the powerful women we've met. From community activists to mothers recovering from natural disasters to grandmothers caring for multiple generations, these women are models of resilience, determination, and ingenuity.
In their rush for land in Peru, investors and local officials are grabbing land from poor villagers and contributing to deforestation in the Amazon. Two communities are defending their land rights with the help of Oxfam's determined local partners.
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).