More than 20 hydroelectric plants designed to operate in this Amazon river could displace more than 40,000 people from riverside areas
Almost a month since an oil spill, the new autonomous Wampis peoples’ government is asking the Peruvian government to take definitive and drastic measures.
The video shows images of the oil spill that occurred in northern Peru’s Chiriaco, Amazonas region. The PetroPeru pipeline ruptured, polluting rivers.
Peru is planning a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the 1,700-kilometer (1,056-mile) Marañón River, which begins in the Peruvian Andes and is the main source of the Amazon River.
Judge ordered the Ministry of Transport and Communications suspend Amazon Hydroway project to conduct a prior consultation with the native communities of the Maranon River.