El Cajas National Park is not only a precious highland eco-system, it is also the source of the water for the growing Ecuadorian city of Cuenca. Nevertheless, between 2016 and 2017 the government granted mining licenses for over 291,584.35 acres (118,000 hectares), or 37 percent of the canton. The people of Cuenca are resisting this imposition, and through a a people's assembly are demanding the cancellation of mining licences. ... See MoreSee Less
Thousands of indigenous women in Peru are continuing to demand justice as a result of their forcible sterilisation during the government of president Alberto Fujimori. In spite of having overseen this flagrant violantion of reproductive and human rights Fujimori - who was imprisoned for authorising death squards - was 'pardoned' in a dirty political deal last December.