Indigenous leaders murdered in Peru

Once again, two indigenous activists have been murdered in the Amazon region. According to a report in the Peruvian newspaper „La República“, Herasmo García and Yeser Ríos from the indigenous peoples of the Cacataibo have been killed in connection with land conflicts.

These murders affect a region where Climate Alliance supports the organisation FECONAU, the Federation of Indigenous Communities of the Ucayali. The organisation has been fighting against the illegal expansion of palm oil plnatations in their areas for many years. The activists are regularly confronted with threats, as was the case recently with Miguel Guimaraes. He and his family was able to be brought to a safe place thanks to numerous Climate Alliance member donations and other financial resources in late 2020.

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