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PERU: INDIGENOUS PROTESTS SUCCESSFULLY REVERSE PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA'S DECREES OPENING AMAZON TO OIL EXPLOITATION

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Title: PERU: INDIGENOUS PROTESTS SUCCESSFULLY REVERSE PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA'S DECREES OPENING AMAZON TO OIL EXPLOITATION
Author: NotiSur writers
Subject(s): PERU: INDIGENOUS PROTESTS SUCCESSFULLY REVERSE PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA'S DECREES OPENING AMAZON TO OIL EXPLOITATION
Peru
indigenous
Decrees
Amazon
Oil exploitation
protests
Alan Garcia
Free Trade Agreement
land laws
Amazonian tribal areas
natural gas field
oil pipeline
Decrees 1015 and 1073
energy companies
APRA
indigenous rights
Perez del Solar
Comision de Pueblos Andinos y Amazonicos
Alberto Pizango
Asociacion Interetnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana
AIDESEP
poverty
exclusion
maginalization
PTPA
US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
state of emergency
Camisea gas pipeline
Bagua
Utcubamba
Datem
Maranon
Loreto
Echarate
La Convencion
Cuzco
Jorge Del Castillo
Aramango
native people
International Labor Organization
ILO
Convention 169
Aguaruna
different way of life
different cultural viewpoint
Oscar Espinosa
petroleum exploration
jungle native
economic protests
social conflicts
mass poverty
strong public disaffection
foreign investment
canon minero
system of distribution
Moquegua
Madre de Dios
Central Bank
roadblocks
Abstract: A growing number of protests against the administration of Peru's President Alan Garcia led to a declaration of a state of emergency in several departments in August after indigenous groups seized petroleum and natural-gas facilities. The indigenous groups were fighting to overturn presidential decrees that would have allowed tribes to sell their lands to private interests, a measure required under the terms of the free-trade agreement (FTA) that Peru and the US ratified. The Congress ultimately overturned Garcia's decrees by an overwhelming majority, leading to the end of the indigenous protests. Nonetheless, broad popular discontent with Garcia--as demonstrated by multiple protests and a union call for a general strike in July--remains a major factor in the Peruvian political environment.
Date: 2008-09-05
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11017

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