Friday, June 5, 2009


BBC reports violence between police and indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon, as they fight to protect their land from oil and gas exploration.  

On a related note, a trade agreement between Canada and Peru has been debated in our House of Commons.  Here are speeches from NDP MPs Libby Davies and Bill Siksay expressing concern about the agreement.   It passed 3rd reading the following day, and is apparently in the Senate now.   I'm still looking for information from human rights organizations on this agreement.  

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