Nine more police killed in Amazon protests is an article on the long-standing dispute between ancient land dwellers and corporate interests. Clashes have resulted in 30 dead Indians and 155 injured (and counting).
I’m rooting for the protesters on this one. Oil and gas exploration in the rain forest is a no-brainer. So is oil drilling, logging, mining and large-scale farming.
The government declared Sunday a national day of mourning. In Lima, anguished relatives holding candles held a wake for nine of the slain police officers.
Who’s mourning the Indians killed? The lands destroyed? The habitat ruined? Anybody? Nobody?