Monday, November 09, 2009

Peru: indigenous people face off with Hunt Oil in rainforest

WW4 Report

The Native Federation of the Rio Madre de Dios (FENAMAD) reports that at least 200 indigenous people have gathered at the settlement of Salvación, the local base for Texas-based Hunt Oil in the rainforest region of southeast Peru, in an ongoing occupation to halt the company's operations. After a meeting at Salvación between company representatives, local indigenous leaders and high-ranking government ministers Oct. 28, FENAMAD announced it was breaking off dialogue and announced an open-ended plantón (protest vigil). Fifty National Police officers have been mobilized to Salvación, where the stand-off continues

The meeting at Salvación, in Manu province of Madre de Dios region, was attended by Prime Minister Javier Velásquez Quesquén, Environment Mnister Antonio Brack, Mines and Energy Minister Pedro Sánchez, and Hunt Oil high executives. But indigenous leaders were not appeased. "We will not permit the presence of the oil company, despite the fact that the state has united with the transnational, turning over to it our territories," said FENAMAD's Jaime Corisepa.

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