Tag Archives: Peru

Ashaninka: A People in Transition Adapting to the Internet


There are many stories documenting the sad story of the indigenous people of Brazil and Peru moving into a soft focus of the past as the economics and culture of the 21st century renders them redundant.  This is not such … Continue reading

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U.S Intelligence: Looming Water Wars Will Add to Global Insecurity


  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens_Lake  This once bountiful lake dating to 12,000 years ago is the “sacrificial lamb” that, since 1913, has been diverted to feed the needs of Los Angeles, an otherwise desert community.  It is, in microcosm, a vision of our … Continue reading

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Lori Berenson, MRTA “Terrorist,” Home for the Holidays


After 15+ years of imprisonment after being convicted of aiding the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) in Peru, Lori Berenson is home – until January 19th, 2012 when she must return to Peru to finish her 20-year sentence.  I will … Continue reading

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Peru: Fujimori’s Plan for Forced Sterilization


This looks and smells like “eugenics” revisited.  From time to time old movements become new again.  Eugenics is one of those.  Its wide attraction is to those who want children who are strong and smart and happy.  Most of us … Continue reading

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Peru Source of Incursions Into Indigenous Areas


Acre: Brazil Bolsters Security As ‘Crisis Situation’ Threatens Uncontacted Indians Monday, 15 August 2011 12:22 The Brazilian government says it will dispatch National Security Force agents to help protect a tribe of uncontacted Indians missing after drug traffickers attacked a … Continue reading

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Peru Opening Indigenous Land to Gas Production


“Aborigines, n.: Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country. They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.” A Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”  http://www.uncontactedtribes.org/brazilphotos Peru: Peru’s ‘Final Attempt’ To Stamp Out Uncontacted Tribes Peru’s Indian Affairs … Continue reading

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Mining at 17,000 ft: It’s All Downhill From There


Heather Willliams, a professor of Political Science at Pomona College has written a thoughtful article about open-pit mining at 17,000 ft in Peru.  Somehow I never thought about mining with an oxygen mask, but then Peru has coca for the soroche (altitude … Continue reading

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How $1400 Gold Despoils the Least of Us


It is called artisanal mining.  The word refers to subsistence miners, who may previously been subsistence farmers scraping a living from the soil with their hands.  The actuality of this romantic picture is one a kind of “state of nature” of poor … Continue reading

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Peru: desecrated mummies and torture at La Real


This interesting post about new discoveries at La Real in Peru’s Majes valley comes from an informal blog that claims to print discoveries before they are published in peer-reviewed journals. I located Dr Jennings site at the Royal Ontario museum.  … Continue reading

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More Wari Discoveries


Understanding Wari Mortuary Practices Thursday, March 17, 2011  By Katy Meyers Nine recently discovered tombs from Peru are heralded as being the most important find since Machu Picchu. The tombs – found in the highlands of the Cuzco region of Peru – … Continue reading

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