Amazon - REPAM Denounces 13 Cases of Human Rights Violations in Amazon Communities
The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM), of which several Jesuit organizations form part of, released its most recent report on the current human rights situation in the Amazon. Over 300 pages, the report documents abuses and violations of the rights of women and children. Over the last few years, the extractive industries and illicit crops have been responsible for a number of multi-million dollar activities," the report says, "based on the intense exploitation of natural resources that uproot the earth's wealth at the cost of devastating impacts on the Amazonian environment and on the health and social peace of its inhabitants". Read more...