Peru’s new government will take office this week having received a stark warning of the imminent dangers faced by its country’s indigenous population.
Survival has sent copies of two booklets entitled ‘Progress Can Kill’ and ‘There You Go!’ to President Ollanta Humala and key members of his cabinet.
Progress Can Kill details the damaging repercussions of enforced development on tribal peoples; There You Go! is a satirical cartoon book that follows the devastation of a tribe’s land at the hands of foreign developers.
Over the past few years, Peruvian Indians’ lands have come under increasing pressure for oil and gas exploration, road construction, mining, logging and other projects