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Native activists occupy oilfield site in Peru to demand cleanup

Native activists are occupying the largest oilfield site in Peru.

The protest began on Monday. Activists reportedly plan to stay at the site until cleanup efforts begin -- the government previously declared an environmental disaster for the area.

Pluspetrol, a company from Argentina, said it has reduced production by 70 percent as a result of the protest.

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Indigenous protesters occupy Peru's biggest Amazon oil field (The Guardian 4/25)
Protesters occupy remote oilfield in Peru (AP 4/25)
Pluspetrol says protests stop 70 pct of output from Peru oil block (Reuters 4/240

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