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Latest Indigenous peoples in Peru Stories

2013-03-08 23:01:13

Runa plans to use fresh capital to fuel future growth in South America operations New York, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Runa, a producer of energy drink products made from the Amazonian plant guayusa, recently closed an oversubscribed round of funding. The latest round was led by Luke Weil, with participation from a private group of investors. In the same way that coconut water, a super re-hydrating, all natural product, has taken market share from artificial sports drinks, Runa, with its...

2010-12-06 17:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal today in the landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy's hometown. A district court judge had previously ruled that the case should be litigated in Peru, but the Ninth Circuit disagreed, allowing the plaintiffs to...

2010-03-03 14:08:00

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A key hearing was held this morning in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the landmark environmental and public health case brought by indigenous Peruvian Achuar and the U.S. NGO Amazon Watch against Los Angeles-based oil giant Occidental Petroleum (OXY). The appeals court's decision will likely determine whether OXY will have to defend its 30 year-old legacy of massive pollution in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon inside a Los Angeles courtroom,...

2009-05-19 05:00:00

LIMA, Peru, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Peruvian government Saturday authorized the intervention of armed forces in the Amazon to crack down on growing indigenous protests against new decrees aimed at facilitating the entry of oil, mining, logging and agricultural companies into indigenous lands without prior consultation or consent. On Monday, sustained protests led the state oil company, Petroperu, to shut down its main oil pipeline. This shutdown comes after a month of protests...

2009-05-01 10:46:00

Shareholders Warned: Oxy Faces Lawsuit Similar to Chevron in Ecuador Video news release narrated by Daryl Hannah available at www.amazonwatch.org Interviews Available Onsite Before and After the Meeting LOS ANGELES, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a delegation of concerned shareholders, environmental and human rights activists, lawyers and celebrities will once again address Occidental Petroleum's (OXY) annual stockholders' meeting to urge CEO Ray Irani and the Board of Directors...

2009-04-29 09:00:00

CEO and Board Urged to Respect Indigenous Rights CALGARY, Canada, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amazon Watch will address the CEO and board of directors of Talisman Energy at the company's Annual Meeting today calling on the company to keep its promise to respect indigenous peoples' rights to approve or deny any oil project on their territories. At the request of the Achuar authorities, Amazon Watch is urging the company to withdraw from Achuar territory in the Peruvian Amazon. "The...

2008-10-09 21:00:21

GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trek through the dripping rainforests of the Amazon, going deep into the wilds where not only beasts hunt, but a fierce Indian tribe is feared for their inclined violence. Robert Howe's Tigres of the Night is a book about the extraordinary life of two missionaries ministering in the dangerous jungles of Ecuador. Living in the rainforest for sixty years can be a marvel, but living among an indigenous group known for its ferocious customs is...

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2008-09-03 09:30:00

By Alvaro Vargas Llosa Little international attention has been paid to the recent conflict between the Peruvian government and thousands of indigenous people in the oil-rich Amazon region over President Alan Garcia's attempt to make it easier for tribal communities to sell their land. The issue contains lessons for the entire continent -- in which the tension between modernity and tradition is a recurring source of strife. In May and June of this year, the Peruvian government passed two...

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2008-03-25 13:35:00

Tribes in Peru are determined to turn the tables on oil companies that have set up operations in their territory.The Achuar tribe, inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest of north-eastern Peru for thousands of years, alleges that Occidental Petroleum has contaminated their territory by damaging their land and making their people sick, some even to the point of death.Occidental, based in Los Angeles, left the region eight years ago. It said it denies any liability in the case."We are aware of no...