Mobilization in the streets of Iquitos: Conoco Phillips explores for oil in the headwaters of the Nanay River Basin

Now, according to reports, ConocoPhilips has asked permission from the regional government to continue with the drilling of 7 wells where they sense that there is oil and then be fully exploited and all in the Nanay basin where Sedaloreto [water company] collects water to treat in the plant and  then distribute it to the public. It is known that for this reason the director of Procrel director resigned, because the request caused various investigations into ConocoPhillips. Even Sernanp has mentioned that there is an incompatibility in making such explorations and fuurture oil explorations in the “heart” of Iquitos. This … Continue reading Mobilization in the streets of Iquitos: Conoco Phillips explores for oil in the headwaters of the Nanay River Basin

Indigenous Leaders from 4 Amazon River Basins Meet with Congress

The indigenous federations of FEDIQUEP (from the Pastaza River), FECONACO (Corrientes River), FECONAT (Tigres River) and ACODECOSPAT (Marañón River) met with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) to evaluate the advances of the Multisectoral Commision N°200-2012-PCM. The commission is responsible for identifying and finding solutions to the environmental and social problems in the basins of the Pastaza, Tigre, Corrientes and Maranon rivers. The commission has made a trip to the Pastaza river basin to identify and analyze the environmental situation there. In the next meeting, the organizations expect the results of this visit, as well as a timeline … Continue reading Indigenous Leaders from 4 Amazon River Basins Meet with Congress

Statement from ORPIO: Permanent Mobilization in Iquitos in Defense of Life, Water, and the Right to Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and All People in Peru

  ORPIO (Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Eastern Amazon), addressing all of their brothers, organizations, the people of Loreto, and the the people of Peru, expresses the following: 1. We sympathize with the struggle and the protests that … Continue reading Statement from ORPIO: Permanent Mobilization in Iquitos in Defense of Life, Water, and the Right to Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and All People in Peru