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Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Union of South American Nations
The Union of South American Nations (Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties - UZAN, Portuguese: Uniao de Na‡oes Sul-Americanas - UNASUL, Spanish: Uni¢n de Naciones Suramericanas - UNASUR) is an intergovernmental union integrating...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

Editor of Amazonian weekly gets one-year sentence for defamation
2010-01-13
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence that a court in Bagua, in the northeastern Amazonian province of Utcumbamba in Peru, passed yesterday on Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco, the...
Five journalists attacked during protests against Conga mining project
2012-07-06
Reporters without Borders
Five journalists were attacked and injured during violent protests against a proposed mine in the northern Cajamarca region of Peru, a day after the government declared a state of emergency.
Former President of Peru to receive Honorary Doctorate of Laws on June 2, 2009
2009-05-20
University of Winnipeg
The former President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo â## a man of Indigenous Andean heritage who began as a shoeshine boy and rose to become a respected economist â## will be in Winnipeg on June 2, 2009 to ...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Latest FOCALPoint is out! Focus on the Brazilian presidential elections, crime in Jamaica and youth violence in Central America.
2010-09-16
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The September edition of FOCALPoint focuses on the Brazilian presidential elections, crime in Jamaica, youth violence in Central America and mining in Peru, among other issues.

Sources Select Resources

Editor of Amazonian weekly gets one-year sentence for defamation
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence that a court in Bagua, in the northeastern Amazonian province of Utcumbamba in Peru, passed yesterday on Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco, the...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
How not to grow a new town
Rush, Elizabeth
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we'll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
Collyns, Dan
Article
2014
The Guardian
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
Mining Peru
Canada's New Territory?
Engler, Yves
Article
2010
CounterPunch
In Peru, 40 percent of conflicts involving local communities are over mining. The majority of the mining sector in Peru is owned by Canadian corporations.
The Peruvian "Stalker Law" Will Be Reviewed By Congress, We Can Still Stop It
Bogado, David; Rodriguez, Katitza
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Bogado and Rodriguez discuss the new decree in Peru known as "Ley Acosadora", or "the Stalker Law", allows warrantless access to Peruvians' location data and creates a new power for the government to ...
When oil is more important than life
Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon
Moiola, Paolo
Article
2014
latinamericapress.org
The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethni...

Sources Bookshelf

Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
An Unauthorized Biography of the World
Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."


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