Peru

Living on the Amazonian borders of Peru means being condemned to resist. To resist against the state’s absence, against illegal activities, against the abuse and persecution of outsiders who feel they can invade territories without justice ever prosecuting them. Loggers have besieged Ashaninka indigenous communities on the border with Brazil, while drug traffickers do the same with Tikuna indians near Colombia. Both groups defend their lands from illegal actors who promote logging and coca crops. Theirs are stories of resistence of people fighting in the Peruvian Amazon to avoid becoming another number on the reports of murdered environmental defenders.

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