August 14, 2015
Pope Francis encounters the limits of his moral authority in Latin America, where his encyclical on climate change and environmental protection is met with scorn from those who need to be influenced.
August 14, 2015 /
The indigenous tribes emerging from Peru's jungles fear for their lands and livelihoods. Without government protection, they may not be able to survive.
August 11, 2015
Latin America's first pope derides our "throw-away" culture while offering a stern prescription for environmental protection. Will those who revere him in his native region follow his lead?
August 11, 2015 /
Pope Francis' encyclical on global warming gives Peru's farmers ammunition to take on corporate mining interests.
August 10, 2015 /
The New York Times
Peru's indigenous tribes depend on dwindling resources in disappearing forests. As they increasingly emerge from the jungle, these hunter gatherers face unfamiliar pathogens, people, and laws.
June 15, 2015
'From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes' Science series sparks global conversation among several outlets about what happens and what needs to be done when cultures collide.
June 12, 2015 /
Heather Pringle explains the history of contact between European and indigenous Mexicans, Central Americans, and South Americans, tracking the historical spread of disease and warfare.
June 11, 2015 /
Journalist Andrew Lawler takes us on a journey through Peru to reach the Curanja River, where indigenous people live without access to electricity, clean water or health care.
June 4, 2015 /
As Peru's indigenous peoples make themselves increasingly visible, locals attempt to understand these neighbors, and activists and governments take steps to prevent the spread of disease or hostility...
June 4, 2015 /
In the 1950s, a visit by a single outsider sickened a band of tribespeople.