My reporting has taken me from Andean villages in the shadow of glaciers to indigenous communities in the Amazon suffering from oil spills, and from a migrant stopover in southern Mexico train yard to an ethnobotanical park off the tip of Tierra del Fuego. I came to Peru in 1989 as a lay missioner with Maryknoll, and have worked in grassroots communications projects, as director and editor of Latinamerica Press/Noticias Aliadas, and as a freelance journalist writing mainly on environmental, health and indigenous issues for publications including EcoAmericas, The Lancet, Nature, Science, Discover and National Geographic Online. I've covered the Catholic Church in Latin America for National Catholic Reporter and Catholic News Service, including Pope Francis' trips to Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru and the 2019 Synod for the Amazon in Rome. Follow me on Twitter at @Barbara_Fraser.

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Amazon Catholic leaders: Isolated Indigenous peoples must be protected

After the death in the Brazilian forest of an Indigenous man who was thought to be the last of his tribe and who shunned all contact with outsiders, Amazonian church leaders said it is more important than ever to protect the region's remaining semi-nomadic, isolated peoples.

'We are part of a living nature': Parallels in pope's, Indigenous views of humanity's relationship with creation

In Laudato Si' and Querida Amazonia, Francis built bridges with Indigenous peoples, but work remains to be done, women leaders say.

Church workers: Catholics must stand with victims in mining conflicts

Communities affected by mining — and church people working with them — draw strength from spiritualties that center on protecting what Pope Francis calls "our common home," according to members of the Churches and Mining Network, who met in Latin Ameria April 24–28.

Bishops say Peru 'cannot stand the instability any longer'

Peru's Catholic bishops published a two-page plea to the country's leaders, urging them to address the current political crisis with "greater responsibility" and take "radical measures" to fight corruption.