Peru

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Canadian News Synthesis Project - February 1975: Volume III Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil
Frank, Andre Gunder
Book
1967
The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
The Devil Operation
Boyd, Stephanie
Film/Video
A tale of corporate espionage unfolds in this exposé of torture, intimidation, and murder of Peruvian eco-activists and indigenous farmers. Shocking video footage, horrifying photos, and meticulous re...
Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Democracy, Globalisation and Human Rights
Godinot, Xavier (ed.)
Book
2012
A new approach to eradicating extreme poverty, contrasted with conventional "top-down" approaches.
The guardians of the Andean potato
Fredman, Nick
Article
2017
More than 2,800 types of potatoes are known to have originated in Peru. The existence of these varieties can be attributed to the high value the Quechua people place on their cultural traditions and b...
How not to grow a new town
Rush, Elizabeth
Article
2013
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we'll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
Collyns, Dan
Article
2014
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
In the Wake of Carnage: Book Review
Rappaport, Joanne
Article
2014
Book review of "Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru" by Kimberly Theidon.
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992
Berger, Thomas R.
Book
1991
Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Mining Peru: Canada's New Territory?
Engler, Yves
Article
2010
In Peru, 40 percent of conflicts involving local communities are over mining. The majority of the mining sector in Peru is owned by Canadian corporations.
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Scientists: protect vast Amazon peatland to avoid palm oil 'environmental disaster': A recently discovered peatland in northeast Peru contains two years worth of US carbon emissions, writes Joe Sandler Clarke, but it's under
Clarke, Joe Sandler
Article
2017
The peatland in Pastaza-Marañón Foreland Basin in northeast Peru - discovered in 2009 by Finnish scientist Outi Lähteenoja - is said to contain 3.14 gigatons of carbon, roughly equivalent to two years...
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1997
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes
Wright, Ronald
Book
1992
A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...
When oil is more important than life: Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon
Moiola, Paolo
Article
2014
The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethni...

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Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
Para El Mundo
The organization, with offices in Toronto and Peru, is non-profit concerned with the development of the Mancora community in Peru. The group seeks to assist in the development of infrastructure, medi...

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Editor of Amazonian weekly gets one-year sentence for defamation
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence that a court in Bagua, in the northeastern Amazonian province of Utcumbamba in Peru, passed yesterday on Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco, the...
Fair Trade gold mining in the highlands of Peru
Crabtree, John; Condor-Vidal, Judith
2015
Most gold mining in Peru causes serious environmental damage, but there is one exception - a Fair Trade certified mine close to the world-famous Nazca Lines. Now it's up to us to demand Fair Trade gol...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
The Peruvian "Stalker Law" Will Be Reviewed By Congress, We Can Still Stop It
Bogado, David; Rodriguez, Katitza
2015
Bogado and Rodriguez discuss the new decree in Peru known as "Ley Acosadora", or "the Stalker Law", allows warrantless access to Peruvians' location data and creates a new power for the government to ...

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Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
Peru Support Group
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982