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Story Publication logo August 16, 2021

An Emergency in Yurúa (Spanish)

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Indigenous Peruvian man wearing Ramones t-shirt
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Illegal road construction never stopped even in a pandemic. Drug traffickers are pushing for new...

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A new violation against Indigenous peoples is occurring in Ucayali, Peru, on the border with Brazil. Native communities are being encroached by logging companies, who act with total impunity. The tense situation may lead us to new disasters such as those that occurred in Saweto.


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Company representatives try to convince community residents to allow its operations. Image by Ivan Brehaut. Peru, 2021.

Image by Ivan Brehaut. Peru, 2021.

Image by Ivan Brehaut. Peru, 2021.

Remains of wildlife run over by company machinery. Image by Ivan Brehaut. Peru, 2021.