U.N. frustrated with Peruvian decision to sanction oil operations in remove Loreto area. (UPI/Shutterstock/sittitap) LIMA, Dec. 15 (UPI) — The United Nations said Monday it was concerned by a Peruvian proposal to sanction oil operations despite a legacy of heavy pollution and rights abuses. Human rights experts working for the United Nations said there were frustrated with a Peruvian government decision to start operations in the northern Loreto region in one of the more desolate parts of the Amazon Rainforest. The operation comes despite an agreement between aboriginal groups and the state-owned Petroperu to clean areas contaminated by more than 40 years of oil spills. “Companies extracting oil in this region have left behind a toxic mess with disregard for the rights of affected communities and laws of Peru,” U.N. special envoy for human rights and hazardous substances Baskut Tuncak said in a statement. The Peruvian government in recent […]