Peru

“Espinar cannot wait”: the voices of the people affected

Nearly 40 years of mining activity in Espinar, Cusco, has had a serious impact on the native populations (K’ana population) living near the mine, such as the loss of their territories and the loss of their customs and traditions. The…

Peru: Towards effective and authentic investigative journalism

In a previous essay, we stated that the challenges of investigative journalism are how to find information that is valuable to the public; how to value, analyse and contextualise it; how to transmit it in a way that transcends the…

Deforestation for gold mining has increased by 90% in the Amazon region

Gold mining is already the second biggest cause of deforestation in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon, according to a scientific study. Deforestation caused by gold mining has increased by 90 % in the southwest of the…

There is still a future!

The International Network of Humanist Educators presented the book “Hay Futuro todavía. Experiences in the construction of a nonviolent humanising education in times of crisis”, a collective work that brings together twenty-eight stories with multiple voices from more than ten…

PetroPeru and the end of corruption

After the dismissal of 19 Petro Peru managers, all linked to the corruption machine of Keiko Fujimori and Martin Vizcarra, the corrupt press of neo-liberalism began a campaign of image laundering of these characters, the former managers, known as the…

The rebellion of the Latin American peoples and the future

The historic victory of Pedro Castillo as president-elect of Peru strengthens in geopolitical terms the wing of progressive and left-wing governments and the actions of regional integration of a sovereign and supportive nature in the region. Beyond the virulent counter-attack…

[Peru] Feminicide and Criminal Policy

In Peru there is no defined policy against feminicide. The figures are alarming. During the year 2020, 138 cases of women murdered by their own husbands, cohabitants or partners were registered. So far in 2021, 47 cases of feminicides have…

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

What happened in Peru was not ‘just another emergency’ As a Peruvian living in Germany, the main way for me to find out what was going on in Peru was through Peruvian social networks and the Peruvian press. The coverage…

Education for peace and non-violence in times of crisis

Doris Balvín, senior researcher at the New Civilization Humanist Studies Center in Lima, Peru and a specialist in social ecology, spoke with Pressenza about education for peace and non-violence in times of social and ecological crisis. Pressenza: Could education contribute…

Peru’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

This statistic reflects how Peru treats its indigenous peoples The title of this article summarizes the attitude of the state channel TV Perú towards indigenous peoples, while also reflecting the colonial history of the country. At the threshold of the bicentennial…

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