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AIDESEP accused of misusing funds

The Rainforest Foundation of Norway (RFN) has informed AIDESEP, the Association of Indigenous Organisations of the Peruvian Rainforest, of its decision to cease funding following an audit report that identified systematic misuse...

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Amazon synod: new thinking

Two weeks ago, the Catholic Church’s Amazon Synod ended with a report summarising its discussions. This is the first time that the Church has brought together the bishops from the Amazon region, religious and lay advisors,...

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Confiep shows its true colours

Confiep, Peru’s powerful private business confederation, has always maintained close ties to Fuerza Popular as well as its various pre-incarnations (Cambio 90 etc). Last week it put its loyalty to the Fuji-cause up in lights. In...

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‘Que se vayan todos’

‘Let’s get rid of them all’. Loosely translated, this is the headline message of a huge march in Lima and other cities on 5 September, designed to register public protest at the delaying tactics deployed by the congressional...

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Loreto v Melka

Loreto’s environmental prosecutor has opened a case against palm oil magnate Dennis Melka. Citing last week’s convictions for deforestation by executives of a Melka subsidiary as a test case with repercussions at national level,...

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