"Sin consulta, no hay petróleo:" Testimonies from Indigenous Leaders Fighting Oil in the Peruvian Amazon

23 Apr 2019

Photo provided by Oxfam America

Extending across the Tigre, Corrientes, Pastaza, and Marañón river basins in Peru’s remote Loreto province, block 192 is the largest-yielding oil field in Peru. For over 40 years, the indigenous Kichwa, Quechua, Achuar, and Urarina peoples who live near the oil field have been exposed to severe pollution, including heavy metals, and human rights abuses.

Since 2015, the Peruvian government has attempted to extend production of oil at the block for another 40 years. These Amazonian federations have responded by pushing for remediation and justice through a process of community consultation, establishing critical precedents for future hydrocarbon cases.

Please join Oxfam and the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) as we examine the challenges and successes of this consultation process, and hear testimonies from two indigenous leaders on the front lines of the fight for community justice at block 192.  

 

What: Lunch with indigenous leaders from oil block 192 in the Peruvian Amazon 

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Where: Oxfam America (1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 1300, Washington, DC)

 

Livestream available here

Call-in details: +1-855-797-9485 / access code: 800 338 759

Light lunch will be provided for those joining in person

Interpretation will be provided (Spanish and English)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Aurelio Chino Dahua, President of FEDIQUEP

  • Emerson Sandi, President of OPIKAFPE

  • Daniel Cerqueira, Senior Program Officer, DPLF

  • Rocio Avila, Latin America Extractive Industries Advisor, Oxfam (moderator)

For comments or questions contact Rocio Avila, Latin America Extractive Industries Advisor, Oxfam or Andrew Bogrand, Senior Communications Advisor, Oxfam.