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The Guardian: Peru's indigenous people take battle over gas exploration to court

4 January, 2013

Source: The Guardian

Campaigning groups say further expansion into Amazon territory could lead to 'extermination' of isolated tribes.

Peru's biggest indigenous federation, the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (Aidesep), intends to use the courts to halt the planned $70m (£43m) expansion of the country's largest natural gas reserve further into territory set aside for isolated Amazon tribes.

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