- Title: Peru Amazonian tribes demand say in oil contract
- Date: 23rd August 2017
- Summary: LIMA, PERU (AUGUST 22, 2017) (REUTERS) NEWS CONFERENCE WITH LEADERS OF FOUR AMAZONIAN INDIGENOUS GROUPS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CARLOS SANDI, LEADER OF RIO CORRIENTES TRIBE, SAYING: "If they don't grant us our rights as indigenous states, then we're not going to let once again the state claim our territory for the next 30 years." MEDIUM SHOT OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) AURELIO CHINO, LEADER OF THE RIO PASTAZA TRIBE, SAYING: "If they don't give us a good answer to our previous demand, then I can assure you my people will rise up. We're not going to just sit around, and for sure we are going to defend ourselves to the end, to teach them to respect us." CUTAWAY OF NEWS CONFERENCE WITH AMAZONIAN GROUPS
- Embargoed: 6th September 2017 00:13
- Keywords: Peru protest oil policy politics opposition Amazon oil contract
- Location: LIMA + LORETO, PERU
- City: LIMA + LORETO, PERU
- Country: Peru
- Topics: Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA0026V8PVLV
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Indians who live in Peru's largest oil field have seized installations operated by Frontera Energy Corp. to demand the government apply an indigenous rights law before signing a new, 30-year contract with the company, a tribal chief said Tuesday (August 22).
The so-called prior consultation law, passed in 2011, requires the government to seek input from indigenous people before approving any development plan that affects them.
But native communities say the government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is refusing to apply the law as it negotiates long-term oil drilling plans with Frontera, whose two-year contract is set to expire this month.
Organisers said that more than 1,000 protesters, most armed with spears, now have control of an oil drum and other property of Frontera, curbing production that was about 10,650 barrels per day in August.
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