In the Amazon of Peru, the courageous Shipibo people of Canaan de Cachiyacu are gaining international attention for their David and Goliath battle against shadowy oil company Maple Energy. Since September 2nd, community members, in defense of their rights, their land and their peoples' health and wellbeing, have taken control of 9 oil wells belonging to the company and completely halted oil…
Two boys protesting Maple´s abuses have written on their chests ¨I want to live healthy and strong¨.
One of the oil wells the community has taken over.
Fish dying as a result of oil contamination.
Cleaning their river after an oil spill caused by Maple, villagers in Canaan are not even supplied with safety equipment like gloves or…Read More
Cleaning crude oil with their bare hands.