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  1. UN Special Rapporteur Calls for Action on Oil Pollution in Peruvian Amazon

    13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The United Nations’ special rapporteur on hazardous substances and waste, Baskut Tuncat, is calling for urgent action to address oil pollution in Peru’s Amazon region. Following his recent visit to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/13/2016 - 10:07

  2. Peru’s Ombudsman Calls for Government Commission to Negotiate With Indigenous Protesters

    18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ombudsman this week urged the government to immediately form a commission to negotiate with leaders of the indigenous Achuar community, who have seized oil wells in the country’s northern Lor ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/18/2015 - 10:06

  3. Indigenous Peruvians Seize Oil Wells, Demanding Compensation for Pollution

    3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum op ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/03/2015 - 10:01

  4. Pluspetrol Faces Fines for Pollution in Peru

    11 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Argentinian oil company Pluspetrol will have to pay nearly $12 million USD in fines for pollution in the Loreto area in the Peruvian Amazon. The company faces eight separate fines for failing to tak ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/11/2015 - 10:07

  5. Pluspetrol Operations Shut Down by Protesters in Peru

    3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Protests by indigenous groups in Peru’s Loreto region have forced Argentinian firm Pluspetrol, one of the main oil producers in Peru, to shut down operations in the area. The groups are demanding som ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/04/2015 - 10:52

  6. Peru Declares Health Emergency in Four River Basins

    7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The government of Peru has declared a health emergency in the basins of four rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. A decree issued last week calls for immediate action to address contamination of water sour ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/07/2014 - 10:08

  7. Latin American Governments Infringe on Indigenous Rights in Support of Mining Sector: RRI

    Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiat ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44

  8. Peru Declares State of Emergency Over Amazon Oil Pollution

    Peru’s government on March 25 declared a 90-day environmental state of emergency in the Amazon region of Loreto due to oil pollution that was not properly cleaned up by Argentine-owned Pluspetrol. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/29/2013 - 20:44