Ricardo Perez joins me to talk about the current political struggle in Peru and how it is connected to the fight of the Achuar in the Amazon against Big Oil, and to the long history of colonialism in Peru. Ricardo works for Amazon Watch, organizing Indigenous defenders to reach public opinion and decisionmakers with their ideas, demands, and worldview.
We're posting both parts (audio only) today, so dive in and enjoy.
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