Month: February 2008
It has already been widely reported on, so here is just a quote from Aljazeera.net and a collection of links for further reading:
“An investigating team made up of the leaders of several indigenous groups, is travelling in the Amazon jungle unarmed and without police escort. … “We’re going in to investigate, but it’s not going to be easy because of [the area’s] remoteness,” said Domingo Anguash, president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Ecuadorian Amazon.”
Bad news, but as expected the Camisea liquid natural gas project in the Peruvian Amazon was approved by the IFC yesterday. See press reports below and a link to the letter sent by NGOs prior to the IFC board’s approval. Please use this in any press work or meetings with your country representatives.
Peru’s gas exporting project gets World Bank loan
Link to letter
Amazon Watch campaign page
BWP article on Camisea, December 2007