Alberto Pizango, indigenous leader of Peru's Amazonian people vs. Alan Garcia, President of Peru (2006-2011), backed by the multicultural corporations intent on exploiting the Amazon's rich natural resources. It is a David and Goliath battle currently being fought in one of the world's most lush and magnificent rainforests. Pizango, reminiscent of Cesar Chavez in his charisma and implacability, organizes people who have called the rainforst home for a millennia, to oppose the illegal and violent takeover of their land.

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