“No signature from Pluspetrol means no participation from us”: Indigenous Federations Walk Out of Key Oil Negotiations

The ceremony opened with the national anthem, sung by two rows of Peruvians standing face to face. To the one side, a plethora of government representatives* and spokespeople from Pluspetrol and Perupetrol, to the other more than 50 indigenous leaders, … Continue reading “No signature from Pluspetrol means no participation from us”: Indigenous Federations Walk Out of Key Oil Negotiations

Walk the Talk: A Call for Action in the Wake of Fourth Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon

Last Saturday the lower Marañón River, one of the two major tributaries of the Amazon River itself, was declared an area of Environmental Emergency – the fourth of its kind in less than a year. This area has officially been … Continue reading Walk the Talk: A Call for Action in the Wake of Fourth Environmental Emergency in the Peruvian Amazon

The Transformation of Pluspetrol's Oil-slicked Reality into an Award-winning Fallacy

Argentinian-based oil company, Pluspetrol, long-time contaminator and human rights violator, won the “2013 Sustainable Development Award” from its industry associates at the National Society of Mining, Oil, and Energy (SNMPE). Years of oil contamination and exploitation, millions of barrels of … Continue reading The Transformation of Pluspetrol's Oil-slicked Reality into an Award-winning Fallacy