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Pulitzer Center Update September 1, 2022

Webinar Recording 'Extraction and Exploitation: The Effects of Mining on Religious Communities'


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How is climate change harming alpaca breeders in the Peruvian Andes?

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Throughout his career, Alessandro Cinque’s photographs have documented the devastating impact of extractive practices on local communities as well as the effects of climate change on Indigenous peoples and their lands. He has covered everything from gold mining in Senegal to abandoned uranium mines on Navajo land with his camera’s gaze on people as well as place.

With support from the Pulitzer Center, Cinque and fellow Pulitzer Center grantee and journalist Vidal Merma Maccarcco have been working among Peruvian communities in the Andes. The two captured what mining pollution and climate change do to people, crops, and animals. This event took place on July 29 and brought together Cinque and Merma to share their reporting on the effects of extractive industries on the cultural and religious practices of communities in Peru. Katherine Marshall, a senior fellow at the Berkley Center, moderated the discussion.

This event was co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and the Georgetown Americas Institute in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center. You can view the webinar recording in full here.


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Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change
Indigenous Communities


Indigenous Communities

Indigenous Communities