Peru: Peruvian Government Warns Outsiders to stay away from Clan of Amazon Indians

Posted on February 2, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourists Attacked

Peruvian authorities are struggling to keep outsiders away from a clan of previously isolated Amazon Indians who began appearing on the banks of a jungle river popular with environmental tourists last year. The behaviour of the small group of Mashco-Piro Indians has puzzled scientists, who say it may be related to the encroachment of loggers and low-flying aircraft from nearby natural gas and oil exploration in the south-eastern region of the country. Read article

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