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Politics of Poverty blog

Protecting the Amazon means protecting local communities

Protecting tropical forests means protecting the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and front-line defenders who are finding that their land and ways of life are under threat from unchecked agribusiness expansion.

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Celebrating strong mothers from around the world

On Mother’s Day, Oxfam salutes the powerful women we've met. From community activists to mothers recovering from natural disasters to grandmothers caring for multiple generations, these women are models of resilience, determination, and ingenuity.

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The Land Invaders

In their rush for land in Peru, investors and local officials are grabbing land from poor villagers and contributing to deforestation in the Amazon. Two communities are defending their land rights with the help of Oxfam's determined local partners.

Politics of Poverty blog

Indigenous leaders halt protests after Peru agrees to meet their demands

The Peruvian government’s agreement with indigenous leaders in oil block 192 offers a ray of hope for indigenous organizations fighting to have a say in projects that affect them, but major gaps remain in consultation processes across Latin America.