In remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon, extensive gold-mining operations have stirred major environmental concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports. Continue reading
In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world’s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to Efrain Kristal, a UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, about the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa.
In the final report in his series about health issues in Peru, Ray Suarez reports on the country’s war on AIDS through research on rare patients whose bodies can effectively suppress the virus. Continue reading
As part of his continuing series on Peru, Ray Suarez reports on how government strategies to reduce deaths from childbirth among indigenous women who live far from health services could also help women in other Latin American countries. Continue reading
Cervical cancer is one of the main causes of death for women in Peru, where screening for the disease is sporadic. Now, health workers are considering low-tech and low-cost options that could make a difference in poor rural areas. Continue reading