In a country where quality public education is difficult to access, many children find work in the fields instead of completing their schooling.
In Peru, thriving agribusiness, declining aquifers and conflicts over water.
For many years, Lima's residents have taken control of private and state land and called it their own. By refusing to move out of these areas they have gained legal possession of their homes.
Pope Francis has boldly stepped into a yawning vacuum of political leadership to shout in a rare papal encyclical released last June: Climate change is real; action must be taken now.
Paris is not the end, it's a pivot point for future progress, says UN special representative on climate change and human rights.
In a nation filled with environmental conflicts, none is more contentious than the first mine proposed for the farm region of Cocachacra in southern Peru. Protests have stalled the mine since 2009.
Peru is 75 percent Catholic and Pope Francis's approval ratings are 82 percent. You might think his papal encyclical on climate change would be embraced. But both the rich and poor find fault with it.
“Why blame business?” Elena Conterno asks of the Pope’s encyclical, when “the public sector is really lagging,” failing to regulate the environment and the climate, and provide for the poor.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peru's environmental minister, hosted COP20 in Lima and will play a leading role at Paris COP21 in December.
Mining executive Roque Benavides makes no apologies for Peru’s extraction industry, noting that it employs tens of thousands and gives much back to the communities in which it works.
Justin Catanoso discusses the visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. on WGHP, the Fox affiliate serving Greensboro and Winston-Salem, N.C.
Justin Catanoso talks about his reporting in Peru and the pope's potential impact on the climate debate.