Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals
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Arts and Culture
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Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - January 28, 2016

LIMA, Peru – As the bus sways back and forth over a meandering jungle road, a middle-aged man stands up in the aisle. He carries an old…

To conserve the Amazon, the forest must become an economic ‘asset’
Amazonia
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Amazonia
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To conserve the Amazon, the forest must become an economic ‘asset’

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - January 5, 2016

IQUITOS, Peru – When the brisk 66-year-old Julio Conwachi Sandow takes tourists through the jungle to go bird-watching, he talks a lot about flora and fauna. With…

Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca
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Crime
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Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca

AFP - December 17, 2015

LIMA, Peru – A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew,…

Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds
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Community managed forests protect against climate change, study finds

Louisa Reynolds - November 17, 2015

Respecting community and indigenous rights to collective land tenure and forest management could help avert climate change — and save us billions of dollars, according to a…

Even Brazil’s military may not be enough to protect an endangered Amazon tribe
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Even Brazil’s military may not be enough to protect an endangered Amazon tribe

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - November 9, 2015

AWÁ INDIGENOUS LAND, Brazil – In January 2014, the Brazilian government sent the army into this corner of the Amazon, deploying soldiers backed by bulldozers and helicopters to…

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Peru to create huge national park in Amazon basin

AFP - November 7, 2015

https://twitter.com/manupulgarvidal/status/663046091466776576 LIMA, Peru – Peru is creating a national park to protect a vast territory in the Amazon basin that is vulnerable to drug trafficking and illegal logging…

Brazil tribes declare war on illegal loggers in Amazon
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Brazil tribes declare war on illegal loggers in Amazon

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - October 6, 2015

ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS LAND, Brazil - A beat-up sign on the edge of this Amazon reserve warns strangers not to enter. For years, loggers ignored it and barreled…

Amazon to hire 800 new employees for its Costa Rica operation
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Amazon to hire 800 new employees for its Costa Rica operation

L. Arias - September 17, 2015

Amazon on Wednesday announced it will hire 800 workers for its business centers in Heredia and San José, Costa Rica. The online retail giant will host a job…

What should countries do about the Amazon’s ‘uncontacted’ tribes?
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What should countries do about the Amazon’s ‘uncontacted’ tribes?

Scott Wallace | Special to The Washington Post - August 16, 2015

It may be difficult to believe in this age of global connectivity and instant communications, but dozens of indigenous tribes are still living in almost complete isolation…

Pope urges better care for the Amazon, political dialogue in Ecuador
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Pope urges better care for the Amazon, political dialogue in Ecuador

Santiago Piedra Silva and Kelly Velasquez | AFP - July 7, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador — Pope Francis called for dialogue on Tuesday in front of nearly one million people at an outdoor mass in Ecuador's capital, before launching an appeal for…