Uncontacted Tribes

Indigenous Leader Denounces Peru's Camisea Gas Project Expansion

David Hill | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK
David Hill

Abras Turco is reported as claiming to speak for 22 heads of indigenous communities in the region, and criticizing national, regional and local government 'for their incapacity to set in motion development projects.'

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

David Hill | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK
David Hill

A United Nations committee says that plans by Peru's government to expand a controversial gas project in the Amazon could threaten the 'physical and cultural survival' of indigenous peoples...

78 (Or Is That 148?) Civil Society Groups Lobby Peru's President over Amazon Gas Plans

David Hill | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK
David Hill

Last month 19 Peruvian civil society organizations wrote an open letter to the country's president, Ollanta Humala, expressing their concern about the planned expansion of Peru's biggest ever gas development, known as the 'Camisea project.'

UN Urges Peru to Suspend US$480m Gas Plans 'Immediately'

David Hill | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK
David Hill

The United Nations' Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is urging the Peruvian government to 'suspend immediately' plans to expand the country's biggest gas project.

Peru to Be Sued for Gas Expansion in 'Isolated' Peoples' Territories

David Hill | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK
David Hill

Four Peruvian indigenous organizations have pledged to sue the government and Argentinian company Pluspetrol over plans to expand gas operations in the Camisea region in the remote Amazon.

'Come in, Ollanta Humala, Come In'

David Hill | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK
David Hill

Peru's president, Ollanta Humala, visited a remote town in the Amazon last month and was handed a letter written by a veritable smorgasbord of local authorities voicing their concern about the problems facing them.

What Else Could Mick Jagger do for the Amazon?

David Hill | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
David Hill

Ironically, today's 'Mashco-Piro' are believed to be the descendants of indigenous people slaughtered and driven out of their homes by a rubber mogul named Carlos Fermin Fitzcarrald in the late 19th century. Guess who almost played Fitzcarrald in a 1980s film by Werner Herzog and even shot a few scenes in Peru? Mick Jagger.

What Might Make Christopher Hitchens Change his Mind About 1492?

David Hill | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK
David Hill

Have you ever read a book called Bury my Dick at Wounded Knee? No, I thought not. That's because it doesn't exist. The real title is Bury my Heart at ...

'Hey, Leonardo, what about Peru?'

David Hill | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK
David Hill

The Observer recently reported that Leonardo DiCaprio, Desmond Tutu and Mikhail Gorbachev, among others, are backing Ecuador's 'Yasuni-ITT' plan to fo...