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Peru: Indigenous Achuar Seize Control of 50 Oil Wells to Protest Drilling in Amazon

HeadlineSep 26, 2017
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In Peru, members of indigenous Achuar communities say they have seized control of at least 50 oil wells operated by the Canadian company Frontera Energy Corp. in the Amazon. They say they took over the wells, as well as an electric plant and oil tanks, to protest the Peruvian government’s failure to consult them about the extraction projects. They also said in a statement, “We have been living with oil pollution for 45 years, caused by the irresponsibility of the companies and the State. For decades we have seen that our waters, soils and resources are damaged with impunity.”

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