This Greenpeace Stunt May Have Irreparably Damaged Peru’s Nazca Site

[First Worldist environmentalism at its worst. - NP] This Greenpeace Stunt May Have Irreparably Damaged Peru's Nazca Site (io9.com) The Peruvian government is planning to file criminal charges against Greenpeace activists who may have permanently scarred the Nazca Lines World Heritage Site during a publicity stunt. As The Guardian reports, the Nazca lines "are huge... Continue Reading →

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Peru approves gas project, spells disaster for uncontacted tribes

Peru approves gas project, spells disaster for uncontacted tribes (Survival International) Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes – despite international outrage, the resignation of three ministers, and condemnation by the United Nations and international human rights organizations. Peru’s Ministry of Culture, tasked... Continue Reading →

A tough life on Lima’s rough edges

[Peru still needs revolution. --NP] A tough life on Lima's rough edges (view photos here) LIMA, Peru (AP) — A little more than a half hour by car from the touristy Lima of fine cuisine and breezy seaside promenades is the soup kitchen where Juan Barrueta, an 84-year-old candy vendor, pays less than a dollar... Continue Reading →

Ancient Pyramid Destroyed in Peru as Developers Eye Land

[Capitalism destroys cultural treasures and replaces them with its stupidity. -- NP] Ancient Pyramid Destroyed in Peru as Developers Eye Land (globalvoices) This post, written by Jessica Mota, was originally published [pt] on 21 August 2013 by Brazilian investigative news organization Agência Pública as part of the series on #PatrimônioAmeaçado (Threatened Heritage, in Portuguese). It was four o'clock in... Continue Reading →

Peru police clash with student protesters

Peru police clash with student protesters (Aljeezera) Police in Peru have used tear gas and water cannons to repel student protesters marching to the National Congress in the capital city. The demonstration on Thursday turned violent after students tried to move through the centre of Lima in protest against a proposed education law that they... Continue Reading →

Peru’s anti-riot tactics unmatched in lethality

Peru's anti-riot tactics unmatched in lethality (AP) LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Cesar Medina was returning home from an Internet cafe, his mother says, and got caught up in a crowd of demonstrators when police and soldiers opened fire. A bullet tore into his head, killing him instantly. The youth was among five civilians killed... Continue Reading →

Peru says 5,000 birds, nearly 900 dolphins dead

[Capitalism not only exploits the vast majority of humanity in the Third World, it also exploits future generations, our Earth. First World privilege is not only based on exploitation, but it is not sustainable. Exploitation of people and the Earth is poisoning the ecosystem and wreaking havoc on weather patterns. This recently resulted in the... Continue Reading →

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