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Defenders of the Earth – Bagua

The Law of the Jungle in Peru, refers to the application of ten legislative decrees and laws under the Free Trade Agreement between Peru and the United States dealing with the lives of indigenous peoples. In May 2008 Amazonian indigenous peoples began protests against this package of decrees, directed in favor of the transnational oil and mining corporations. These protests were confronted by government force. Violence ensued which left 34 people dead, and over 200 wounded. Five years later, 52 indigenous leaders have lawsuits against them.

Objective of the Tribunal: present the case to the Tribunal

Bagua-SOMOS PUEBLO AWAJÚN – WAMPIS PowerPoint presentation