Battle for the Amazon still on

Latin American Press

 Ramiro Escobar

peru6Amazon groups continued their demonstrations to demand a that the decrees be thrown out completely. (Photo: AIDESEP) Peruvian lawmakers voted to suspend two legislative decrees that sought to open up Peru´s Amazon Basin to large investment projects, sparking more than two months´ of protests by indigenous groups in the country´s jungle.  Despite this vote, which came in the wake of deadly clashes between protesters and the police in northern Peru that left dozens killed, a true dialogue with the government is still blocked and protests are continuing.  Continue reading Battle for the Amazon still on