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Two indigenous leaders murdered in Peruvian Amazon for denouncing drug traffickers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "The government is negligent toward so many things we are experiencing", denounces Berlin Diques, one of the leaders who in December alerted the government to death threats against indigenous leaders.

Two indigenous leaders of the Cacataibo ethnic group, Herasmo García Grau and Yenes Ríos Bonsano, have been murdered this week in Peru, as denounced this Saturday by the apu (chief) Berlin Diques. This is the latest in a string of murders of indigenous and mixed-race leaders in the Amazonian regions of Ucayali and Huanuco who, in recent years, have denounced invaders who grow . . .

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