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Oxfam: Give the Quechua their land

2.10.16

Oxfam: For the last 45 years, their ancestral lands have been used to extract hydrocarbons. Thousands of barrels of crude oil, and toxic brine were spilt in the process, poisoning the rivers and people. As a result of the repeated contamination no one is safe; many families have suffered health issues.

Teddy, like his father before him, has been active and vocal in organising the indigenous peoples of the region, documenting the contamination and calling on authorities to respect their fundamental rights and guarantee a decent and healthy life on their land. He represents a new generation of Quechua continuing the fight for their rights. The integral entitlement of their lands would allow for greater possibilities for negotiation, development and would increase their quality of life.


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