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Peru offers concession to Indians in land dispute

By CARLA SALAZAR, Associated Press Writer Carla Salazar, Associated Press Writer – Mon Jun 15, 11:36 pm ET
LIMA, Peru – In a conciliatory move, Peru’s government promised Amazon Indians on Monday to ask Congress to revoke decrees that native groups say would make it easier to exploit their lands for oil, gas and other development.
Indigenous peoples’ anger over the decrees spurred two months of blockades of roads and rivers that turned violent on June 5 when police opened fire on activists at a roadblock.Full Story

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