URGENT: Máxima Acuña receives death threats from Yanacocha worker

Maxima Acuña de Chaupe, the human rights defender who has stood up to the world´s second largest gold producer and refused to leave her land, has received numerous death threats from a Yanacocha worker allegedly acting on orders from the company. The worker, who is employed by Yanacocha to supposedly watch the alpacas that Yanacocha strategically … Continue reading URGENT: Máxima Acuña receives death threats from Yanacocha worker

Adobe village in Santa Catalina, Peru. Plus chickens in fashion.

The long winding road up to the village. Though no hobbits live here, the village of Santa Catalina has that feeling. The feeling of maybe I'll run into a hobbit. Quaint adobe homes with odd doors and unorthodox stairs. Chickens roaming free in the high Andes mountains of Peru. Dreams can come true. Small hydroelectricity … Continue reading Adobe village in Santa Catalina, Peru. Plus chickens in fashion.

Viscas, Peru.

Three hours up a four donkey wide dirt road from Mala, Peru you will find the one hotel town of Viscas, Peru. Viscas is a producer of fruits (mainly apple). The long twisting road from Mala offers some nerve racking cliff hanger views from your bus or van. The glacier cold Rio Mala flows below … Continue reading Viscas, Peru.