The True Cost of Oil
Posted by terres on June 9, 2009
Image of the Day: The Land is All We Have
The wife of a victim killed during clashes between police and natives, cries at the morgue in Bagua June 7, 2009. Peruvian troops searched for missing police and patrolled towns in the Amazon on Sunday after 60 people died in clashes with Indian tribes opposed to President Alan Garcia’s plans to mine and drill oil in the jungle. An indigenous leader said 40 protesters were killed and the government said 23 members of the security forces perished in two days of battles over Garcia’s push to lure billions of dollars in foreign investment to the rainforest. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil. Image may be subject to copyright.