In the rainforests of north-eastern Peru, oil extraction is a major threat to Indigenous peoples and to some of the richest biodiversity on the planet. In the 1950s, the Peruvian government parcelled up its Amazonian territory into numbered blocks and sold exploration rights to multinational oil companies, without engaging the 64 Indigenous communities in any meaningful consultation. This sale of Indigenous land and the lack of regulation imposed on oil companies has exposed the people to six decades of harassment, intimidation, ill health, premature death, oil spills and untold levels of environmental ...


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