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Peru: Ocho Sur: spreading COVID-19 while the indigenous community of Santa Clara de Uchunya awaits a ruling from the Constitutional Court

13.08.20

‘Indigenous and human rights organisations have filed a criminal complaint against Ocho Sur, a palm oil producer in Peru’s Ucayali region, for continuing its operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore exposing the local population to infection. This is just one of the many systematic violations committed by the company, while the indigenous community of Santa Clara de Uchunya is still awaiting a ruling from the Constitutional Court to reclaim its ancestral territory.’ (…)

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