News - Mining and Oil

Palm oil firms in Peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of primary forest

7th Mar 2015
Companies in Peru are planning to clear more than 23,000 hectares of primary rainforest in the northern Amazon in order to cultivate oil palm, according to NGOs. (David Hill : The Guardian)


Peru’s Achuar And Kichwa Indigenous Communities Defend Their Territory From Oil Pollution

21st Feb 2015
In late January, members from the Achuar and Kichwa indigenous communities, from the Corrientes and Tigre rivers basins in the Peruvian Amazon, took the Jibarito base of the Pluspetrol company, paralyzing the production of 14 oil wells, equivalent to a loss of approximately 3,100 barrels per day.


Peru’s indigenous people protest against relicensing of oil concession

2nd Feb 2015
Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest. (David Hill / The Guardian)


People’s Tribunal Hopes Verdict on Mining Abuses Gains Traction

30th Jan 2015
A recent case study on Canadian mining abuses in Latin America has woven one more thread of justice into the tapestry of international law. (Leila Lemghalef / ipsnews.net)


Indonesian Hearings Reveal Forest Ravages

8th Jan 2015
As Indonesia’s national inquiry into land conflicts affecting indigenous peoples draws to a close, it has become clear that police brutality has become a serial feature, that legions of companies are operating without permits and that the government hasn’t even catalogued the myriad indigenous peoples who live in the forest. (Unnamed / Asiasenintel.com)


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