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Prize Winners Today: Indigenous Defender of the Amazon Ruth Buendía

By David Corrado and Ellen Lomonico

With the COVID-19 pandemic, political mayhem, and natural disasters, the US media has had its hands full with rapidly evolving events. Whereas last year, fires in the Amazon dominated headlines, in 2020 they have been one item on a long list of crises.

I was starkly reminded of the Amazonian fires when indigenous Asháninka leader Ruth Buendía (Peru, 2014) missed our originally scheduled interview for the Prize Winners Today series. Once we... Read Blog Post