Human Rights Court Sets New Standard on Consultation of Indigenous Peoples

Continent-wide Implications as Inter-American Court Finds Ecuador Government Guilty of Rights Violations in the Sarayaku Case Amazon Watch, Quito, Ecuador – The Inter-American Court has issued an unequivocal sentence in favor of the Kichwa indigenous community of Sarayaku, culminating an 8-year process within the human rights institutions of the Organization of American States that establishes new guidelines on the right to consultation of indigenous peoples. Sarayaku, a rainforest community deep in Ecuador’s Amazon, brought the case in 2006 over rights abuses suffered at the hands of the government as Argentine company CGC, in partnership with U.S.-based ConocoPhillips/Burlington Resources, pursued oil … Continue reading Human Rights Court Sets New Standard on Consultation of Indigenous Peoples

PlusPetrol Bajo Fuego en Loreto: Nuevas Investigaciones, Destapes y Penalidades Indignan al Movimiento Indígena

Iquitos, Perú – El mundo cruel que el extractor de petróleo PlusPetrol ha erigido en la Amazonía del Perú en los últimos 16 años parece que se desmorona bajo el peso de los delitos propios de la empresa. La firma … Continue reading PlusPetrol Bajo Fuego en Loreto: Nuevas Investigaciones, Destapes y Penalidades Indignan al Movimiento Indígena

PlusPetrol Under Fire in Loreto: New Inquiries, Exposés and Penalties Fuel Indigenous Movement

IQUITOS, Peru — The cruel world that oil driller PlusPetrol has built in Peru’s Amazon over the last 16 years seems to be crumbling under the weight of the company’s own crimes. The Argentinian firm — notorious for spilling oil, … Continue reading PlusPetrol Under Fire in Loreto: New Inquiries, Exposés and Penalties Fuel Indigenous Movement

PlusPetrol Spills Again in Corrientes: New Damage Coincides with Congress, PCM Probes

As if to prove to investigators how irresponsible it could be, the Argentinian oil company PlusPetrol contaminated another huge swath of Amazon wetland forest with crude oil from its corroded pipeline in the Trompetros region of the Corrientes River basin … Continue reading PlusPetrol Spills Again in Corrientes: New Damage Coincides with Congress, PCM Probes