The American Empire in a Changing World


Friday, November 30, 2012

''Indigenous Protests Grow as Ecuador Auctions Amazon Oil Blocks''

From Upside Down World

Quito, Ecuador – ''Hundreds of indigenous people gathered outside the Marriott Hotel in Quito today at the VII Annual Meeting of Oil and Energy where the Ecuadorian government announced the opening of the XI Round, an oil auction in which 13 oil blocks went on sale covering nearly eight million acres of rainforest in the Amazonian provinces of Pastaza and Morona Santiago near the border with Peru.''

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