New Amazonian tribe found in Peru

A new indigenous tribe has been identified in Peru. The Yines are a nomadic people who have never had contact with the outside world. They were discovered living in a national reserve of the country’s Amazonian rainforest.

The government has promised the tribe protection, but that’s increasingly difficult to do. Drug traffickers continue to push further into native lands to grow coca plants; and communist guerrillas have infiltrated the forests.

Orthodox. Faithful. Free.

Sign up to get Crisis articles delivered to your inbox daily

The worst culprits, however, are said to be illegal loggers and miners (remember the murder of Sr. Dorothy Stang?) as well as multinational companies who, with the blessing of governments, move in to search for oil and natural resources.

  • Zoe Romanowsky

    Zoe Romanowsky is writer, consultant, and coach. Her articles have appeared in “Catholic Digest,” “Faith & Family,” “National Catholic Register,” “Our Sunday Visitor,” “Urbanite,” “Baltimore Eats,” and Zo

Join the Conversation

in our Telegram Chat

Or find us on

Editor's picks

Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00

We must raise $60,000 to fund our work and continue offering the most incisive commentary in the culture wars.

Will you please donate $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or more today?

Orthodox. Faithful. Free.

Signup to receive new Crisis articles daily

Share to...