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Latin America: No light at the end of the tunnel

Previously published 20/5/16 on PravdaReport.


Dilma Roussef, President of Brazil

A serious political crisis has paralyzed Brazil. Argentina has changed its president. Venezuela is standing on the brink of violent clashes and a military coup. In Peru, Alberto Fujimori's heiress is coming to power. Why do progressive left-wing parties lose ground in Latin America rapidly?

Of course, Nicolas Maduro's remarks about the external factor - the support of the opposition for the United States - are partially true. No external factor can shake up an economically stable and prosperous country. You may say, dear reader, that there is no such country in the world at the moment, as we all still feel the effects of the global financial crisis. This is true, too. However, there are countries in Latin America that have been developing steadily, even if they change governments. It goes about such countries as Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Uruguay. What is the matter then? The matter is about the very basis of everything - economy.

Includes: Left-wing forces lost their wings for being thoughtless, Transnational corporations modify Latin America

Global warming melts Peruvian peaks


Heavy rain triggered the slides and swept away roads, leaving the tourists stuck in Aguas Calientes, a small town near the Inca ruins. Peru has the most tropical glaciers in Latin America and has already lost 20 percent of the 2,600 kms of glaciers running through its central and southern Andes in the past 30 years. By the end of the 21st century, the tropical Andes may experience a massive warming on the order of 4.5–5 °C.
(photos courtesy of Wikimedia commons)

Innocence Abroad in Peru can be dangerous and costly, even fatal!


On August 11 twelve Australians were on board a small cruise ship robbed by pirates on the Amazon River.
A very similar attack occured the week before on the same cruise ship, but they were unaware.

Security forces kill at least 31 indigenous Peruvians protecting rainforest

The local indigenous population is upset at Government plans to open up much of the land in Peru's Amazonia region to oil and gas and to mineral exploration, even though much of the land is officially protected.

See also: "Thousands of indigenous Peruvians protest invasion of Amazon by oil, mining and agricultural companies" of 1 Jun 09, Resource boom threatens indigenous people, EcoEarth newsdesk.

Thousands of indigenous Peruvians protest invasion of Amazon by oil, mining and agricultural companies

For the past 40 days, indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon are protesting investment laws passed under a free-trade pact with the United States and against concessions granted to foreign energy companies. Indigenous communities complain that some 70% of Peruvian Amazon territory is now leased for oil and gas exploration, putting at risk their own lives and the biodiversity of the Amazon.

See also: Action Alert: Resource Boom in Peru's Amazon Threatens Indigenous Peoples' Livelihoods and Their Rainforest Homes"

Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigatable lake, is suffering from pollution

Lake Titicaca, which straddles the border between Bolivia and Peru, and which was venerated by the ancient Incas who ruled throughout South America from the 13th to the mid-16th centuries, is threatened by overfishing, the introduction of exotic species, pollution from 30,000 small illegal mines near its shores and the dumping of raw untreated sewage.

See also: Peru, Bolivia to clean Lake Titicaca of 22 Nov 08, 30,000 illegal mines pollute Lake Titicaca of 22 Sep 08, Bolivia's Lake Titicaca strangled of 3 Aug 07.

Mining companies in Peru are making a small minority mightily rich!

Peru is still under the thumb of Colonialism, just the names have changed! Corruption is rife, and so is crime and human rights abuses. Mining companies are making a small minority mightily rich, and the indigenous and rightful owners of the land are suffering torture, death and death threats, loss of land, water pollution and loss of food.

Indigenous communities in Peru threatened with mining

Why is Australia helping to plunder Peru? The indigenous people in Peru are being dispossessed of their land by a corrupt government, and the mining companies with their "free trade" agreements are being supported by President Garcia!

See also: Peruvian forest laws overturned of 29 Aug 08 by Rick Kearns in Indian Country Today, Seizing Native land in Peru, one parcel at a time Peru of 4 Jul 08 by Rick Kearns in Indian Country Today

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