Corruption runs deep

Corruption runs deep. It isn’t even happening under the table. It would almost be better if it was, then at least you could ‘expose’ something. Oderbrecht, the Brazilian construction giant behind several of the dams on the Maranon, has links to money laundering and bribery through the Panama papers. Some of this money appears to make…

A year in passing, a new one beginning.

It’s been a huge year; certainly one of the most trying of my life. The Paddling with Purpose project grew astronomically, so much so that I haven’t used this space for several months. The project has outgrown this website and is finding new platforms from which it will speak and I am happy to reclaim…

Saul’s Articles

On our May trip we had the pleasure of taking US journalist Saul Elbein down the river as part of a Men’s Journal and Mongabay assignment to see the river valley before it was flooded. These are his first two articles on the Marañon. David & Goliath: Locals resist multinational dams, mines—sometimes win Jhuliño’s legacy: Life…

From the Source

I had had my eye on this section for a long time now, and almost pulled out of it due to the events of the last months. After getting back to Lima, I knew I couldn’t stay in the city, that the river was the only place I wanted to be. It was great to…