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Indigenous Groups Occupy Airport Near Amazon Oil Reserves

Indigenous Groups Occupy Airport Near Amazon Oil Reserves

'Without a satisfactory response to the interests of the Amazon Indians, the measures [of force] will get more radical,' community leader Hugo Perez Petza said

October 29, 2014Common Dreams

A large group of indigenous Peruvian community members took control of an airport in the Andoas region of the Amazon on Monday to protest Argentine energy company Pluspetrol, which they say is polluting the land and exploiting resources in the region to build their oil drilling operations.

Peru Plans to Abolish Iconic Amazon Indigenous Reserve, NGO Claims

September 19, 2014Upside Down World

Plans are afoot to abolish a reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples in Peru's Amazon in order to exploit massive gas deposits and facilitate Christian evangelization, according to a report by Lima-based NGO Perú Equidad - Center for Public Policies and Human Rights.

Solutions or Bust

Solutions or Bust

Indigenous Amazonian communities in Peru intend to block new oil bids failing immediate government action to solve problems of four decades of exploitation and contamination

September 3, 2014Alianza Arkana Blog

Last week, indigenous women sent a clear message to visiting government officials: If there is no real movement toward solutions to the appalling contamination in their territories, then there will be no more bidding on the oil under their territories.

Show's Over: The Fiction of Pluspetrol's Benevolence

Show's Over: The Fiction of Pluspetrol's Benevolence

May 30, 2014Alianza Arkana Blog

In 2013, after decades of protests by the indigenous populations, government testing finally confirmed the devastating contamination of hydrocarbons and other toxic elements in the soil and water of four major river basins.

Two Lawsuits to Stop Peru's Biggest Gas Project in Indigenous Reserve

Operations by gas consortium in Amazon reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples met with legal action

February 25, 2014The Guardian

Three Peruvian judges are scheduled to meet on April 1st following a lawsuit filed to stop a gas consortium from operating in a reserve in the Amazon created for indigenous peoples living in "initial contact" and "voluntary isolation."

Severe Oil Contamination Found in the Largest National Reserve in Peru

Severe Oil Contamination Found in the Largest National Reserve in Peru

January 27, 2014Alianza Arkana Blog

Last week Peruvian governmental authorities released test results that prove alarming levels of contamination in Peru's largest national reserve, Pacaya Samiria, part of Kukama Kukamilla indigenous territory.

Gas Company: Amazon Tribes Vulnerable to "Massive Deaths"

January 20, 2014The Ecologist

Amazon tribes in Peru's rainforest are at risk of "massive deaths" from new diseases to which they lack immunity, gas company Pluspetrol admits – as it tries to expand its Camisea gas project into a Reserve for isolated indigenous people.

Oil Industry "Devastating" for Amazon Communities, Warns UN Rapporteur

James Anaya says oil companies have affected health and food sources of indigineous people in the Peruvian rainforest

December 20, 2013The Guardian

Indigenous people in Peru have suffered "devastating consequences" as a result of extractive industries in the Amazon rainforest, according to the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights.

Pluspetrol: How Not to Clean Up the Rainforest Disaster You Have Caused

Pluspetrol: How Not to Clean Up the Rainforest Disaster You Have Caused

December 3, 2013Alianza Arkana Blog

Peruvian activists recently told Amazon Watch that the question now isn't what areas of this region have been polluted, but instead what areas are actually still clean.

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

October 8, 2013Huffington Post

A United Nations committee says that plans by Peru's government to expand a controversial gas project in the Amazon could threaten the "physical and cultural survival" of indigenous peoples.

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