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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:27 AM
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PERU: Oil chief seeks contact with uncontacted tribes
Source: Survival International


PERU: Oil chief seeks contact with uncontacted tribes 17 Mai 2007

Perus oil chief has provoked a storm of controversy with plans to contact some of the worlds last uncontacted Indian tribes to consult them about potential oil exploration on their land. Any forcible contact threatens them with extinction.

We dont know the uncontacted tribes position. Nobody has consulted them and with this investigation we are going to find out what they think, said Daniel Saba, chairman of Perupetro, the government body responsible for granting oil licences to companies.

In equally controversial comments recently, Mr Saba said he doubted whether the uncontacted Indians even exist. In fact, at least 15 such tribes are known to survive.

Mr Sabas comments come after US oil firm Barrett Resources admitted its workers are likely to meet uncontacted Indians if it is allowed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy to develop its oil find in Perus northern Amazon. The Ministrys decision is expected imminently.


Read more: http://www.survivalfrance.org/news.php?id=2437
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:57 AM
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1. Yep, someplace they haven't screwed up and some people they
haven't screwed over.

Can't let that situation stand, can they?
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:07 AM
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2. More virgin land to plunder and more workers for the sweat shops nt
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:24 AM
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3. Maybe the tribes will have to sacrifice some oil company execs to appease their gods.
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gorbal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:39 PM
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4. Thanks for that mental picture
:yourock:
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