Monday, March 24, 2008
- Peruvian Indians take on oil giant in dispute over pollution (BBC, Dan Collyns) "The Achuar filed a class action lawsuit against oil giant Occidental Petroleum."
- Peru Tribe Battles Oil Gian (BBC Video, Dan Collyns)
- 413 kg of cocaine seized in Peruvian Amazon (Xinhua) "eru's National Drugs Control Directorate seized 413 kg of cocaine Sunday on a small boat with an outboard motor in the Peruvian Amazon, officials said. The seizure took place on the Amazon River near the city of Iquitos; the boat was bound for the Colombian city of Leticia."
- Inca trek death riddle: Banker's body found in Peruvian river after party at campsite (Daily Mail, UK, Charlotte Gill and Peter Upton) " A British banker is believed to have been murdered while on a trekking holiday in Peru. Colin Murphy was first thought to have drowned in a river on the Inca Trail in the early hours of New Year's Day. But a post-mortem examination has revealed that the 44-year-old divorcee was killed by a fierce blow to the base of his skull and that his body was dumped in the water two hours after he died."