Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Blood at the Blockade: Peru's Indigenous Uprising

Blood at the Blockade: Peru's Indigenous Uprising

Gerardo Rénique Monday June 8 2009


Beginning with a series of protests last year, Peru's Amazonian indigenous groups are now leading a full-fledged rebellion against the pro-business policies of President Alan García. The government has responded with brutal violence to the protests, which are demanding that a series of decrees to promote extractive industries in the jungle be overturned among other things. Amazonian groups, who are being joined by an ever-widening swath of society, are now calling for García's resignation.

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