In Peru, a fight over land rights

by New York Times

In September, four indigenous activists who stood up to unscrupulous loggers in a remote region of Peru’s rain forest were slain. The deaths could have easily gone unnoticed. Their village, Saweto, is a seven-day canoe ride from the nearest city. There is minimal government presence in the country’s vast rain forest, which is home to more than 300,000 indigenous people.