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    60 die in Peru rainforest protest

    Clashes between police and indigenous protesters over drilling for oil and gas in rain forest

    Recent free trade agreements signed with the American and Canadian governments fueled the government to go ahead with changes to domestic laws that would seek to advance mineral, logging, oil and agricultural ‘development’ into previously untouched areas of the Amazon. This touched off a over-50-day protest that has shut down parts of the Amazon.

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