Deadly clashes in Peru’s Amazon
June 6th, 2009 in Breaking News
BBC NEWS | Americas | Deadly clashes in Peru’s Amazon.
Local people say new laws will make it easier for foreign companies to exploit their land for natural resources.
At least 31 people have died in clashes in Peru between the security forces and indigenous people in the Amazon region.
Those killed included at least 22 tribesmen and nine policemen. The violence took place as security forces tried to end a road blockade.
There have been fuel and transport blockades in Peru’s Amazon region for almost two months.