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Peru Indigenous Groups Settle US Court Claims with Occidental

Indigenous villagers in Peru have reached a negotiated settlement with Occidental Petroleum, which they had sued for allegedly polluting their lands over three decades, the two sides said on Thursday. The oil producer agreed to fund development programs for the five Achuar communities in Peru's Amazon, which first filed a lawsuit in 2007, said Marco Simons, who represented them in court for the not-for-profit group EarthRights International. A joint statement between the two...

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