Achuar Leaders In Canada To Confront Talisman Energy, Build Alliances
Last year, Father Diego Clavijo, a Salesian missionary priest, testified via satellite phone from the remote Amazon community of Kuyuntsa, that Talisman has been buying local support for their drilling operations, creating a divide that runs the risk of exploding into violence.
In the past, the Achuar also “brought charges against Talisman for transporting a group of armed pro-oil community members to confront protesters at a Talisman drilling platform in May 2009,” says Amazon Watch. Fortunately, a violent confrontation was averted, but that is no excuse.
What’s more, Talisman is operating without the expressed consent of the majority of the Achuar peoples, despite company president John Manzoni’s promise in 2008 that “Talisman will not work in Peru in areas in which it does not have an agreement with the community.”
FULL ARTICLE: Achuar Leaders In Canada To Confront Talisman Energy, Build Alliances.
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