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Peru: Protesters decry govt oil-contract with Canadian firms00:53

Peru: Protesters decry govt oil-contract with Canadian firms

Peru, Loreto
September 3, 2015 at 13:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters lit fires in the streets of the Loreto, Thursday, decrying the government's decision to give a Canadian company license to extract oil from one of the country's largest reserves.

The demonstrators are calling for the government to repeal the deal with Pacific Exploration and Production Corp, returning control of oil block 192 to Petroperu, the state-owned oil company.

Peruvian congress will debate the issue later on in the day.

Peru: Protesters decry govt oil-contract with Canadian firms00:53
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Protesters lit fires in the streets of the Loreto, Thursday, decrying the government's decision to give a Canadian company license to extract oil from one of the country's largest reserves.

The demonstrators are calling for the government to repeal the deal with Pacific Exploration and Production Corp, returning control of oil block 192 to Petroperu, the state-owned oil company.

Peruvian congress will debate the issue later on in the day.

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