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Indigenous leader shot to death outside her home in Ucayali
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Indigenous leader shot to death outside her home in Ucayali

  Olivia Arévalo, indigenous leader and wise woman of the Amazonian indigenous group Shipibo-Konibo, was shot and killed on Thursday outside her home in the Victoria Gracia community, Ucayali. The Indigenous  Full Article »

‘Internal racism’ is prevalent in Peru, survey shows
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 27, 2018 Leave a comment

‘Internal racism’ is prevalent in Peru, survey shows

The results of Ipsos’ National Survey of Cultural Diversity and Discrimination have been released today by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and they show a bleak representation of how the  Full Article »

Proposed reserves will protect Peru’s indigenous tribes in the Amazon
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Proposed reserves will protect Peru’s indigenous tribes in the Amazon

It has been 15 years since the first formal proposal to create indigenous reserves in Peru’s vast Loreto region, but due to recent developments, things are starting to look positive.  Full Article »

Pope to address environmental and indigenous struggles during his visit to Puerto Maldonado
Posted by Jess Rapp on Jan 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Pope to address environmental and indigenous struggles during his visit to Puerto Maldonado

Pope Francis arrives in Peru tonight for a 3-day Papal visit. His trip will include a visit to Puerto Maldonado where he will meet with the indigenous people of the  Full Article »

The Paisana Jacinta Controversy continues to divide Peruvians
Posted by Kwinten Wouters on Jan 9, 2018 Leave a comment

The Paisana Jacinta Controversy continues to divide Peruvians

For almost 2 decades Peruvian comedian Jorge Benavides, dressed up in drag as a poor indigenous woman, has been making Peruvians laugh. The recent release of a full-length movie about  Full Article »

Pope Francis visit to Peru will focus on indigenous people
Posted by Jess Rapp on Nov 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Pope Francis visit to Peru will focus on indigenous people

Details of Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on 15 – 22 January 2018 indicate that the apostolic journey is set to focus on the plight of indigenous peoples in the  Full Article »