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Andean Group - May 2020

Indigenous groups call for clean-up of extractive industries

Aurelio Chino, the president of Peruvian indigenous group,Federación Indígena Quechua del Pastaza (Fediquep), travelled to the Netherlands in March to register a complaint with the Dutch representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) regarding the activities of oil company Pluspetrol, which has been operating in remote areas of the Peruvian Amazon since 1996. The complaint is not new in substance, but the approach taken is rather more novel, and follows a trend of civil society groups turning to legal frameworks to try and draw attention towards environmental issues.

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