Protesters end occupation of some Peru oil wells

An indigenous community in Peru’s biggest oil block stopped its monthlong occupation of 14 wells, while protesters in another town in the Amazonian region took control of six different wells, a native leader said Wednesday. The Achuar community of Pampa Hermosa gave up control of 14 wells in oil block 1-AB on Wednesday following an agreement with operator Pluspetrol on payment for use of ancestral lands, said Carlos Sandi, the head of indigenous federation Feconaco. Another indigenous community, Nuevo Andoas, ended its five-day occupation of a small community airport in the oil block on Wednesday after talks with Pluspetrol resumed, said Tedy Guerra, its chief. But Nuevo Jerusalen, an Achuar town in the Corrientes River basin, has halted output from at least six wells since Sunday to press for compensation for an oil spill last year, Sandi said.



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