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Amazonian Tribe in Peru Says It Will Block New Oil Drilling Plans

An indigenous federation opposed to a recently approved plan for oil drilling in the Peruvian Amazon said on Friday that native communities will physically block any attempt by oil companies to operate on their lands. Last week the Peruvian government gave the green light for Santiago-based GeoPark Ltd. to produce oil in Block 64 with state-owned energy company Petroperu as its junior partner. The move is part of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's bid to “untangle” stalled investments...

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