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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
Lets save the rain forest. Sounds nice and easy. Right? Well in reality some people that live in the jungle in Peru die trying to save their home in the rain forest. Edwin Chota was one of those people. Gunned down over trees that are worth big money. Edwin Chota was gunned down with some … Continue reading Murdered trying to save the rain forest.
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.
Do you believe in the power of healing mineral water or maybe you just like sitting in a nice hot bath. Either way Peru offers many hot springs to try and they say Collpa's water is the best for healing your sick body. Stories abound of people that have been cured of their ills. Getting … Continue reading Medicinal hot springs Collpa, Peru.
Currently the gold mining companies in Peru are in the business of genocide. Drone Can the system change? Seoul Giant Yanacocha Conga conflict
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.
People that are fortunate enough to have a truck/car in Peru really take care of them. This old dodge looks pretty solid. Lots of times they are held together with putty. Apple trees in Peru. There is big problems with disease and pests that attack the apple trees here. The trees are monitored closely and … Continue reading Red Dodge truck in apple country Peru, South America.
The name of the satellite is Chasqui-1, which means messenger in Quechua. It's a very proud day for the students of the National University of Engineering in Lima, Peru. The satellite was launched by hand from the International Space Station on August 18, 2014 during a space walk. The use of Nano technology for miniaturized … Continue reading The Republic of Peru launches a nano- satellite into space.