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Erileid Domingues said most of her indigenous village has, at one time or another, fallen ill due to contaminated water.
"These people must fish and hunt to survive, and their activities are small-scale and sustainable," says Bishop David Martínez. Protecting the Amazon "must include the survival of its peoples."
NCR Today: Home from nine days in Guatemala, I have prayed in Maya circles with the Holy Family Sisters and now I have prayed as well with Maya spiritual guides.
Lima, Peru - In one of his last events of his four-day visit to the country, Francis told Peruvian bishops to speak out on behalf of their people even when it may upset the powerful.