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53 indigenous on trial for ‘Save the Amazon’ massacre

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53 indigenous activists on trial for police-protester massacre in Peru

support bagua defendantsJeremy Hance   mongabay.com   May 15, 2014

In the summer of 2009, on a highway in Peru known as Devil’s Curve: everything went wrong. For months, indigenous groups had protested new laws by then President Alan Garcia opening up the Amazon to deregulated logging, fossil fuels, and other extractive industries as a part of free trade agreements with the U.S. But the protests came to a bloody head on June 5th when police clashed with activists, leaving at least 32 dead and 200 injured.

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