Understanding The Conflicts in Bagua

The conflicts in Bagua these past couple of days were in response to an executive order which blocked any further legislation on a controversial decree. This decree basically opened up the Amazon to oil and lumber companies for exploitation, a move that the President of Peru, Alan Garcia has been planning since the signing of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States of America.

Alan Garcia’s Government has done a great job in alienating the Amazonian people, going as far as saying “These people aren’t first-class citizens who can say — 400,000 natives to 28 million Peruvians — ‘You don’t have the right to be here.’ No way. That is a huge error.” these are Garcia’s own words. Words of hate and words of what is now being called a Genocide against the native people of Amazonian Peru.

Here are three very good videos that try to explain the events in Bagua:

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Julio C. Tello

Founder of Karikuy, an organization in Peru that brings travelers to visit and explore the country. Julio also runs the Karikuy Volunteer program and is the editor of this blog. Julio likes to write about his adventures in Peru as well as Peruvian folklore, mysteries and secluded locations.

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