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Saweto, Peru

For the area in Johannesburg, South Africa, see Soweto.

Saweto, also spelled Soweto, is a small village of mostly Asháninka people in Peru. Located within the Ucayali region, the village lies deep in the Peruvian Amazon, on the Alto Tamaya river, near the Brazilian border. The people of Saweto have engaged in a continuous struggle for official title from the Peruvian government to the land they inhabit. This would help enforce against illegal activities, like logging, and encroachment. The village and its struggle gained widespread national and international media coverage following the murder of Saweto's leader, Edwin Chota, and three others, in September 2014, by illegal loggers as they crossed the Brazilian border to meet with leaders of another – though related – indigenous community. With increased pressure from the media following these assassinations, the Peruvian government granted legal title to the people of Saweto on January 30, 2015. This land title grants the Asháninka people of Saweto 80,000 hectares, despite strong opposition from pro-logging lobbies, and illegal loggers.

Saweto
Alta Tamaya-Saweto
Indigenous Area
Saweto
Location in Peru
Coordinates:8°58′59″S73°10′14″W /8.983071°S 73.170511°W /-8.983071; -73.170511
CountryPeru
RegionUcayali
ProvinceCoronel Portillo
Titled2015
Recognized as native2003
Area
• Total786 km2 (303 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
  1. "Mahogany's Last Stand". nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved20 March 2015.
  2. "Quadruple Homicide in Peruvian Amazon Puts Criminal Logging in Spotlight". nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved20 March 2015.
  3. "Peru Passes Resolution to Title Saweto after Murders". upperamazon.org. Retrieved20 March 2015.

Saweto, Peru
Saweto Peru Language Watch Edit For the area in Johannesburg South Africa see Soweto Saweto also spelled Soweto is a small village of mostly Ashaninka people in Peru Located within the Ucayali region the village lies deep in the Peruvian Amazon on the Alto Tamaya river near the Brazilian border The people of Saweto have engaged in a continuous struggle for official title from the Peruvian government to the land they inhabit This would help enforce against illegal activities like logging and encroachment 1 The village and its struggle gained widespread national and international media coverage following the murder of Saweto s leader Edwin Chota and three others in September 2014 by illegal loggers as they crossed the Brazilian border to meet with leaders of another though related indigenous community 2 With increased pressure from the media following these assassinations the Peruvian government granted legal title to the people of Saweto on January 30 2015 This land title grants the Ashaninka people of Saweto 80 000 hectares despite strong opposition from pro logging lobbies and illegal loggers 3 Saweto Alta Tamaya SawetoIndigenous AreaSawetoLocation in PeruCoordinates 8 58 59 S 73 10 14 W 8 983071 S 73 170511 W 8 983071 73 170511CountryPeruRegionUcayaliProvinceCoronel PortilloTitled2015Recognized as native2003Area Total786 km2 303 sq mi Time zoneUTC 5 PET See also EditScott Wallace photojournalist Illegal logging Mahogany Indigenous peoples Indigenous and community conserved area Rainforest Foundation USReferences Edit Mahogany s Last Stand nationalgeographic com Retrieved 20 March 2015 Quadruple Homicide in Peruvian Amazon Puts Criminal Logging in Spotlight nationalgeographic com Retrieved 20 March 2015 Peru Passes Resolution to Title Saweto after Murders upperamazon org Retrieved 20 March 2015 External links EditPeru at the Climate Crossroads How Saweto and Indigenous Communities can guide Peru down the right path Upper Amazon Conservancy Information on Saweto Facebook Title Saweto Campaign Page Facebook Title Saweto Campaign Page Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Saweto Peru amp oldid 891280637, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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