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June 7, 2009

Oil or Death in the Amazon

Filed under: General — Direct Sponsor @ 9:55 am

Most media are presenting the recent clash between Indians and oil interests as “Nine Peruvian Police killed by indigenous protesters”. An article on Mongabay.com seems to have a more informed insight.

More than 70% of the Peruvian Amazon has been allocated for oil and gas extraction, and the current government of Alan Garcia has been pushing for more. Unfortunately, as usual, these policies are promoted by and only benefit a handful of people, but negatively impact the lives of many. However, Garcia’s government did not foresee the potential consequences of their actions.

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