In the second half of the twentieth century, the indigenous population has been able to create a network with many NGOs and activists communities to help them raise awareness of the environmental and human rights being violated by these multi-national corporations in the Amazon. Two events that were responsible for
Many of the impacting factors on the Amazon are still present to this day with the Loggers, Ranchers and Miners. Recent challenges Amazonia has found itself up against are Commercial Fishing, Damming, Bio-Piracy & Smuggling and Poaching. Fish is one of the main food sources and income for many Amazonian people therefore it is in high demand. Large commercial fishing industries bring in huge trawlers to scoop up schools of fish to sell at the world food market. Smuggling plants and animals out of the Amazon is one of many illegal things that happen in the rainforest, with foreigners selling and making huge profits without sharing with the country of origin. Annually, US$20billion is made in the illegal wildlife trade. Hydroelectric construction
Additionally, the effect of mining rocks is clear all over the world. For instance, according to the book, ‘The Amazon Gold Rush and Environmental Mercury Contamination,” the author mentions mercury contamination of waterways in the Amazon around gold mines. The problem is the extensive effluent that is discharged into the rivers and streams. The effect on marine life can be deleterious. The importance of the Amazon area to sustain the global equilibrium in the environment has been recognized worldwide. This has been much more accentuated in the present days due to the intense debate related to global warming. Consequently, all initiatives or studies directed to a better knowledge and management of that huge environment are welcome and needed.
The gold boom of the past decade brought with it unintended consequences- severe health problems for Columbian families from mercury poisoning. Enticed by profit but unable to compete with the industrial mining operations brought in by Western entrepreneurs, some two million artisanal gold miners illegal produced two hundred thousand kilograms of gold per year using mercury to harvest the gold from alluvial deposits, as they are unable to afford industrial production methods (which use cyanide,
Peru is rich with minerals, natural resources, and precious metals such as silver, gold, copper, timber, iron ore, coal, potash, phosphate, petroleum, and natural gas. Natural resources have created Peru's infrastructure jump in growth in recent years. Peru has been building roads that go through different types of terrain to include mountains, rainforest and urban areas. Peruvians have updated their railway systems that transport civilians to and from their jobs all throughout the country. Although Peru is wealthy; unfortunately the majority of this income from these natural resources does not make it to the miners and farmers that work long days in order to acquire the resources for global sale. Many of Peru's citizens still live in poverty
The city of Potosi, which is now modern day Bolivia, was once a vast mining town located in the Andean highlands in the mid 1500’s. This town was the world’s leading producer of silver; the mountain contained enormous amounts of silver that then created many opportunities for many different people all around the world. The population of Potosi at this time was around 160,000 large enough that it was comparing to that of cities like London and Amsterdam. This great mountain supplied many people with all sorts of different jobs. This was a very dangerous and fatal job for the people and many ended up dead or injured from working in the mines. “Once inside, they spend the whole week in there without emerging, working with tallow candle. They are in great danger inside there, for one very small stone that falls injures or kills anyone is strikes. If 20 healthy Indians enter on Monday, half may emerge crippled on Saturday” (Strayer614). Mining in this mountain was very risky and you never knew if you would survive the day or make it out of mine safely.
Peru gain minerals, as well as New Spain, gain gold and silver, “cochineal (little insects like flies), from which crimson dye is made, leather, cotton, sugar” and more. The King gets one fourth of the millions of pounds, tenth-part of the gold and silver which is minted to coins, in all he gets a fifth of what was formed. In the past years, there’s been an abundance of gold and silver on the earth surface but now, the million pounds of gold and silver is unlikely to be the same. To get much more gold and silver, they would have to dig deep into the earth surface, which requires special training and guidelines. But, the Spaniards was not willing to do the digging, nor was the Indians going to do it either because they were freed by the Emperor
Corruption will unfortunately continue to be a reality for many communities throughout the region as we transition into the 21st century. The Iguala mass kidnapping was a brutal example of what authorities are willing to do to suppress potential political adversaries (Vice News 2014). If we look to the past, an obvious link can be made to Peru's age of terror, where thousands we killed or disappeared because they were seen as a political threat (Dawson 2011). While Iguala kidnapping was just as terrifying, what is different now is the presence of technology. The advent and proliferation of cell phones and the World Wide Web during the last decade of the 20th century and into the 21st has given the average civilian the power to reach out into
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Located in South America on the Pacific Coast there is a country by the name of Peru, that is known for having one of the world’s best cuisine. Peru has a diverse geography containing the Andes Mountains and highlands, the tropical/Amazon Basin and the coast, all of which contribute to the different plates that make up the Peruvian cuisine. Peruvian cuisine is a unique blend of Andean and Spanish culture along with a mix of Japanese, Chinese, African, Arab, and other influences (Cayo, 33). With the cuisine having such a diverse fusion of many cultures, it allows it to maintain a certain level of uniqueness, creating a distinct cuisine of its own. The Peruvian cuisine has evolved from both local and immigrant traditions, with its main influences having
Like many other countries in Latin America and across the globe, Peru is no stranger to the economic and social impacts of illicit drug trade. However, unlike most other countries in the region like Colombia, Peru does not experience a high rate or organized crime or violence surrounding the drug trade. Although violence is minimal, the growth of cocoa and the production of cocaine is a massive industry within the country, creating an interesting dynamic between the people of Peru, those involved in the drug trade, and the Peruvian Government. The drug trade in Peru has been fueled by the geography, structure of the criminal groups involved, perceived corruption of the military and police forces, and an ineffective and overcrowded prison system.
Peru is a country that has diverse regions ranging from plains to mountainy regions and also the rain forest jungle. It offers a wide variety of sites to its visitors and especially Peru is famous for the family adventures. And every visitor who wishes to go for the adventure with his family must introduce to the Amazon Jungle and Machu Picchu in Peru to his kids where each family member will enjoy the wild life scenes and exploring the valley.
Imagine, a beautiful developing country that has an immense amount to offer. A world completely different than the American lifestyle of not worrying about getting a parasite. A community-oriented country that opens its arms to visitors in need. A country that has communities, that allow complete strangers to walk into their house and use their bathroom. A country filled with natural beautiful plants and animals. A culture that is rich in traditions and a sense of community. These are some of the wonderful attributes that the beautiful country of Peru has to offer. With all these wonderful characteristics of this land comes, some unfortunate features. Peru is an impoverish land that is full of needs. Citizens struggle just to get dinner on their table each day.
In our days, mining for resources is inevitable. The resources we need are valuable in everyday life. Such resources mined up are coal, copper, gold, silver, and sand. However, mining poses environmental risks that can degrade the quality of soil and water, which can end up effecting us humans if not taken care of and many of the damages are irreversible once they have occurred.
Crime, death, and destruction in Latin America is a big issue that’s spreading around the whole world. It’s becoming a worldwide problem and it needs to be fixed. Trafficking drugs to other countries and what not, are the main cause of crime, death and destruction of property in Latin America. “According to police data, these countries collectively saw 17,422 murders in 2015, 11% more than in 2014. However, there are signs the security challenges are changing, both in Northern Triangle and across Central America as a whole.” This shows that murders are occurring more often than they should. El Salvador is increased in murders between 2014-15 and its one of the highest in the world. The