A report leaked to British newspaper The Guardian has revealed secret plans by Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol to explore for natural gas in an area inhabited by uncontacted tribes in southeast Peru. [Read more…] about Gas exploration plans in Heritage site
Visitors to Peru’s most iconic tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, are being targeted by a new online ad campaign, in a row over a Peruvian gas project nearby. [Read more…] about Ads target Machu Picchu tourists
Secret plans reveal Peru is actively pursuing new gas reserves inside protected tribal land, a flagrant violation of laws that prevent such projects. [Read more…] about Peru eyes gas in uncontacted tribes land
Peru has fired its top indigenous affairs official after she reversed an ‘illegal’ decision to allow Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol to enter land inhabited by uncontacted tribes.
Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo has been replaced as head of Peru’s government indigenous affairs unit INDEPA by a former lawyer who specializes in ‘business ethics.’ [Read more…] about Peru fires top indigenous rights official
Painkillers and pens used to placate Peru’s Indians as gas giants move in
Isolated Indians in southeast Peru are being ‘bribed’ with painkillers and pens, as industry giants seek to open up their land to explore for gas.
Survival International has learned that even members of INDEPA – the government agency set up to protect Peru’s tribes – have put pressure on communities so research can be carried out in the reserve where they live. [Read more…] about Gas giants move in