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Peru: A toxic state: Violations of the right to health of indigenous peoples in Cuninico and Espinar, Peru

Source: Amnesty International Country: Peru
The Peruvian government is neglecting the health of hundreds of Indigenous people whose only sources of water are contaminated by toxic metals and who lack access to adequate health care, Amnesty International said in a new investigation published today. A Toxic State reveals how the Peruvian government has failed to provide adequate healthcare for Indigenous communities in Cuninico and Espinar, in the country’s Amazonian and Andean regions, respectively. S

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