This section focuses on populations in “voluntary isolation” in the context of the pandemic. Because of their long-standing isolation, these groups remain extremely vulnerable to infectious and viral diseases.
- SERVINDI, May 30, 2020. Interview with Peruvian anthropologist Beatríz Huertas Castillo on the legal reforms aimed at amending the intangibility of territorial reserves housing populations in “voluntary isolation” and “initial contact” (Pueblos Indígenas en Aislamiento Voluntario y Contacto Inicial – PIACI). https://www.servindi.org/actualidad-entrevistas/29/05/2020/beatriz-huertas-la-reivindicacion-de-la-intangibilidad-busca
- CHACRUNA, March 24, 2020. Article by anthropologist Glenn Shepard on “voluntary isolation in the age of Coronavirus”. https://chacruna.net/voluntary-isolation-in-the-age-of-coronavirus/
- La Mula, May 18, 2020. Article by the anthropologist Luis Felipe Lopez on the risks incurred by the populations in “voluntary isolation” in the region of Madre de Dios (Peru), and on the measures that the State would be susceptible to adopt to reinforce their protection against the Coronavirus. https://inkenishiku.lamula.pe/2020/05/18/estrategias-indigenas-y-politicas-publicas-durante-la-pandemia-del-covid-19-en-la-amazonia-peruana-el-caso-de-madre-de-dios/lufelipeis/