posted by The Vidiot @ 1:49 PM Permalink
You may have caught a glimpse of something in the news recently about indigenous uprisings in Peru. I had read a bit about it, but here's a good summation
of what it is all about. (Hint: Western-style Capitalism's usual bad behavior.)
In early June, Peruvian President Alan García, an ally of US President Barack Obama, ordered armored personnel carriers, helicopter gun-ships and hundreds of heavily armed troops to assault and disperse a peaceful, legal protest organized by members of Peru’s Amazonian indigenous communities protesting the entry of foreign multinational mining companies on their traditional homelands.
Labels: latin america, peru, south america