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Editorial: Oil companies abuse indigenous people (March 31, 2008)

"Tomas Maynas Carijano, an elder of the Achuar tribe, left his home in the Peruvian Amazon earlier this week and traveled to Los Angeles. He came, he said, to tell the story of his people's suffering at the hands of...


Tribe in Peru sues Occidental over oil drilling (January 31, 2008)

The Achuar Tribe in northern Peru is suing oil giant Occidental Petroleum in federal court in California. The tribe says the company's drilling activities destroyed the environment. Toxic chemicals dumped in the waterways have killed wildlife and caused health...


Review: 'The Last Days of the Incas' lively, dramatic (June 25, 2007)

"The Spanish conquest of South and Central America during the 16th century is an almost unmatchable story of human courage and cruelty, resourcefulness and duplicity, profit and exploitation. It has been celebrated and deplored in histories, novels and poems,...


Earliest victim of New World genocide found in Peru (June 20, 2007)

Archaeologists in Peru say they have found the earliest gunshot victim in the New World. A 500-year-old skull found in an Inca cemetery bore two round holes that were characteristic of a gunshot wound. An electron microscope scan confirmed the...