A report biased and openly racist instead of closing the conflict between indigenous peoples and the Peruvian government, is likely to generate new anger. After the violent conflict in the Peruvian Amazon between indigenous communities and the police, the Peruvian Government had pledged to appoint a commission to investigate the responsibility in the events of 5 June in Bagua, northern Peru. More than thirty people, including twenty-three policemen, died after armed police attacked a peaceful indigenous protest.
The report report of the Committee seems to rewrite the story: yhe report implies the indigenous protesters were to blame for the violence, and claims they were manipulated by outsiders, including missionaries and politicians. Among the "agitators" the Vicariate St. Francis Xavier in the person of the Bishop of Santiago Garca Racilla
"The draft report is absolutely worthless because it wants to show that it is the indigenous people who are to blame for what happened" said the spokesman for the national representation of indigenous groups, AIDESEP.
The draft report is the "antithesis of a serious work of investigation" - he adds a statement of the Peru's Institute of Legal Defence - It portrays indigenous people as ignorant and failing to understand the benefits of the laws against which they protest. "
According to Survival, the draft makes a number of controversial remarks about "uncontacted and isolated" tribes. It refers to a racist and romantic anthropology whose defence of uncontacted tribes would amount to "violating their human rights and committing ethnocide."
The report rails against a "racist anthropology and romantic" that he insists on protecting Indian tribes that still live in isolation, while the Indians would need to review their social structures, cultural and religious, in the light of modernity and "The natives need to adapt to a globalization model inspired by an authentic humanism. "
In short, indigenous fuel to the fire of conflict.