Disasters

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  • 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 Loreto region this month to pressure the
  • 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 operations on their lands.  The protesters
  • 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 take appropriate remediation measures and for
  • 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 some $32 million USD in compensation for water
  • 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 sources used for human consumption by indigenous
  • 2 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Environment Ministry last week sent in a small boat through the Corrientes River Basin to deliver 250 emergency kits to original communities affected by the environmental state of emergency in the Loreto Region. The kits are a