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Painkillers and pens used to placate Peru’s Indians as gas giants move in

• Survival International
Isolated Indians in southeast Peru are being ‘bribed’ with painkillers and pens, as industry giants seek to open up their land to explore for gas.

Survival has learned that even members of INDEPA – the government agency set up to protect Peru’s tribes – have put pressure on communities so research can be carried out in the reserve where they live.

Workers from Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol have been into the Kugapakori-Nahua Reserve to conduct environmental tests on the land’s suitability.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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I think it was glass beads, buttons and a can of beans 400 years ago.

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