France 24, Jan 28, 2015
LIMA (AFP) – Hundreds of indigenous Indians from the Peruvian Amazon demanded compensation for land use at 14 oil wells, where their demonstrations caused production to be suspended, Argentine oil company Pluspetrol said Wednesday.
Some 300 to 400 indigenous people have been gathering at the oil wells near Peru’s border with Ecuador since Tuesday.
Pluspetrol said the demonstration had resulted in the suspension of production, and had also blocked transportation on a stretch of the Tigre River. Read the rest of this entry
While activists have been carrying out civil disobedience against the construction of
the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas, Indigenous people in Peru have been engaged in their own conflict with oil corporations. On Sept 2, nine oil wells belonging to Maple Energy were occupied by some 400 people. On Sept 13, Talisman Energy (a Canadian oil company) announced it was abandoning operations in the Amazon region, after spending millions of dollars on exploration since 2004. Below are two reports. Read the rest of this entry