South America

Water is a strategic resource. 

In South America, violent conflicts have flared up over this, but new survival models have also emerged.

What has happened to the once proud rulers of the South American steppes and forests?


How does a fishing village survive the pressures of land grabbers and mass tourism?


The VRAEM valley is the drug emporium of Peru. A look behind the scenes of a dark business.


Sandra Weiss and Charlotte Eichhorn have been investigating these questions for decades.

Their coverage bears witness to the modernization and globalization of South America as seen through the eyes of the people most affected by its advances.

The stories illustrate the distortions and the problems that have arisen, as well as the successful resistance and any original alternatives put into operation. 


Their reports accompany the losers of globalisation and present a thoughtful plea to our Western civilisation.