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Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline

State oil firm Petroperu has declared emergency measures to protect its pipeline in the Amazon jungle following the 11th oil spill this year. The latest spill is the eight breach  Full Article »

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Oct 3, 2016 2 comments

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill

Indigenous protesters on Saturday released over 200 international tourists and other hostages who were detained on a remote stretch of the Marañon River in Loreto following recent oil spills. Natives from the Saramurillo village in  Full Article »

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals

Peru state oil company Petroperu has said that the latest two oil spills accounting for over 4,000 barrels in the Amazon were caused by vandals. The firm said in a statement that  Full Article »

Peru pipeline closed for six more months following third oil spill
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 1, 2016 1 comment

Peru pipeline closed for six more months following third oil spill

Peru’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline will remain closed until at least 2017 after its third spill in five months. Peru’s government ordered the closure of the 40-year-old pipeline following two oil spills  Full Article »

Seven killed after cruise ship explosion in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 18, 2016 2 comments

Seven killed after cruise ship explosion in Peru’s Amazon

An explosion and the subsequent sinking of a cruise ship in Iquitos on Saturday left at least seven dead and 13 injured. The Aqua Amazon was being refueled while docked  Full Article »

Armed gang holds up tourists on cruise in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 15, 2016 2 comments

Armed gang holds up tourists on cruise in Peru’s Amazon

An armed gang held up passengers on an Amazon River cruise ship Thursday morning in Peru’s northeastern state of Loreto. The Amazon Discovery cruise ship had left Iquitos en route  Full Article »

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states

Peru’s government has declared a health emergency in 11 states in the north and eastern jungle regions due to an expanding outbreak of the Zika virus. The government’s declaration of  Full Article »

State firm confirms another oil spill in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 26, 2016 1 comment

State firm confirms another oil spill in Peru’s Amazon

The Petroperu-operated Northern Peruvian Pipeline has suffered the third spill this year in an Amazon jungle region in the northeastern state of Loreto. Canal N first reported a possible spill  Full Article »

Peru and cocoa firm in legal spat over Amazon plantations
Posted by Colin Post on May 25, 2016 1 comment

Peru and cocoa firm in legal spat over Amazon plantations

Peru’s environment ministry has issued a statement to the London stock exchange stating that United Cacao has engaged in illegal deforestation in the Amazon. The statement is the latest development  Full Article »

Group kidnappings an enduring negotiation tactic in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Group kidnappings an enduring negotiation tactic in Peru

The recent kidnapping of seven oil workers by an indigenous tribe in Peru’s Amazon highlights the increasing frequency of kidnapping in negotiating with the state. The Belen de Plantanoyacu and  Full Article »