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Protest Against Maple Gas Corporation in Pucallpa, Monday, October 1st

canan_1Servindi, September 30, 2012. – On Monday, October 1, beginning at 7 in the morning, there will be a protest in front of the adminstartive headquarters of Maple Gas in Pucallpa. The event is in solidarity with the Shipibo community of Canaan de Cachiyacu that have taken control of 9 oil wells in Lot 31 B 28 days ago due to the intransigence of the company, which refuses to pay compensation for the environmental damages caused to the community for over 37 years.

The call is made by ORAU – the Ucayali Regional Organization of AIDESEP (the national Amazonian indigenous organization of Peru), the Federation of Native Communities of Ucayali (FECONAU) and the Network of Indigenous Communicators of Peru (REDCIP) subsidiary Ucayali, and has the support of institutions and social organizations and environmentalists.

REDCIP joins the initiative tomorrow to celebrate ¨The Day of the Journalist¨ and in protest of the indifference of the mass media, which is not providing adequate coverage of the community´s protest.

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