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Peru: Indigenous Nations in Amazon Seize Control of Canadian Company’s Oil Facilities

HeadlineAug 23, 2017

In Peru, members of indigenous Amazonian nations have seized control of some of the oil facilities operated by the Canadian company Frontera Energy Corp., demanding the Peruvian government carry out a consultation with the indigenous nations before signing a new contract with the oil company. This is the leader of the Rio Pastaza Tribe, Aurelio Chino.

Aurelio Chino: “If they don’t give us a good answer to our previous demand, then I can assure you my people will rise up. We’re not going to just sit around. And, for sure, we are going to defend ourselves to the end and to teach them to respect us.”

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