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    Oil firm slows output with Peru Indian strike
    by Skabewis
    By Andrew Whalen
    Lima, Peru (AP)

    An Argentine oil company is being forced to shut down operations in the northern Peruvian jungle because of a monthlong Indian protest that has blocked the only pipeline transporting oil out of the region.

    Pluspetrol, the main company...
    05-28-2009, 04:22 PM
  • Skabewis
    Indians attack Brazil official with machetes in protest over proposed dam
    by Skabewis
    By Alan Clendenning
    Altamira, Brazil (AP)

    Painted and feathered Indians waving machetes and clubs slashed an official of Brazil’s national electric company during a protest over a proposed hydroelectric dam.

    Mobs of Indians from different tribes surrounded Eletrobras...
    05-27-2008, 02:00 PM
  • Skabewis
    Rights group: Indians attacked by gunmen in Ecuador’s Amazon
    by Skabewis
    Quito, Ecuador (AP)

    Ecuadoran Indian leaders are investigating a report that a group of tribesmen living in an Amazon nature reserve were attacked by gunmen, leaving several casualties, an indigenous rights group said in mid Febuary.

    A member of the Huaorani tribe told...
    02-19-2008, 08:46 PM
  • Skabewis
    Chile: Indians reject an Indian Affairs Ministry
    by Skabewis
    By Eva Vergara
    Santiago, Chile, (AP)

    President Michelle Bachelet proposed during late September to create a Ministry for Indigenous Affairs to place more weight on policies affecting Chile’s Indian communities, many of which are mired in poverty and demanding political autonomy....
    10-09-2009, 04:00 PM
  • Skabewis
    Indian stones force changes to Massachusetts airport plan
    by Skabewis
    Montague, Massachusetts (AP)

    Federal officials have ruled that stones discovered in the path of the planned runway expansion at Turners Falls Municipal Airport are part of an Indian “sacred ceremonial hill.”

    The Recorder of Greenfield reports Jan. 6 that the ruling...
    01-11-2009, 01:15 PM



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