Here I am 3am in the morning trying to wrap my head around all the things happening in Peru. Doing a lot of research and staying up all night long traveling through cyber space to collect some background information. I'm trying to understand the WHY?
I came across this letter written back in 2007 by Alberto Pizango Chota, President of AIDESEP to United States Congress:
The letter is entitled: "Federation Representing 350,000 Indigenous Peoples in Amazon Region Urges Opposition to U.S. – Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA)"
In this letter Alberto Pizango Chota warns that the FTA will give incentives for further and irreversible destruction of virgin rain forest, which will in turn increase global warming and displace our communities from their home territories. This is an absolutely unacceptable outcome for our planet, and particularly for the territory where our communities live, as we collectively work to reduce the threat of global warming. Another important piece of info is this video made by AIDESEP in regards to the current PROTESTS in Peru: