Members of the Wampis people of Peru's Amazon seized a military helicopter, holding the crew and eight officials to press for an emergency response plan to a devastating oil spill.
Leaders of remote Amazon communities traveled to Lima for a protest vigil outside the offices of PetroPerú, to demand action following two devastating oil spills.
Peru's government designated as a national park the vast Sierra del Divisor area of the Amazon rainforest—but will it really be able to police the remote territory?
In new protests over the Bloc 192 oil-field in the north Peruvian Amazon, some 20 indigenous Achuar and Kichwa warriors occupied the local air-strip of multinational Pluspetrol.
Citing a lack of cllarity from Peru's government, traditional leaders of indigenous peoples suspended dialogue in the "consultation" process over oil operations in the Amazon.
Hundreds of Achuar indigenous protesters occupied 16 wells at Peru's biggest oil bloc, halting production to demand better compensation for use of their lands by Pluspetrol.
Highly vulnerable "uncontacted" indigenous bands who recently emerged in the Brazil-Peru border region told neighboring tribes that they were fleeing violent attacks in Peru.
Peru plans to move forward with the controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project in the rainforest of Cuzco region, over the protests of local indigenous peoples.
Achuar indigenous leader Segundo García Sandi began a hunger strike to demand his freedom at a prison in Iquitos, Peru, held on charges of sabotaging an oil pipeline.
Indigenous leaders in Peru’s Amazon protested that a leak from Pluspetrol’s oil operations is causing contamination within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa announced that he is abandoning plans for an ambitious internationally funded conservation program at Yasuni National Park in the Amazon.
As Peru’s government continues to stall on implementation of the Prior Consultation Law, indigenous leaders have issued calls for declaration of a “plurinational state.”