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Peru: Thousands of Indigenous People Block Rivers in Protest

Categories: Latin America, Peru, Breaking News, Economics & Business, Environment, Indigenous, Protest

Globalizado reports [1] [es] that thousands of indigenous people in the Amazon are blocking the mouth of rivers Marañon [2] and Tigre [3]. The communities are protesting the constant contamination of the rivers by oil company Pluspetrol, which they accuse of neglecting those affected by a recent oil spill [4] [es] and of not keeping the promise to offer education support.