Indigenous protests have taken over Peru, threatening to undermine the Latin American nation’s burgeoning upstream industry. To many it would come as a surprise that Peru has any substantial amounts of oil production, especially on the back of sizeable crude and product imports to the country growing higher and higher. Yet below the surface, Peru’s problems mirror those of many other Latin American countries – combining sustainable development in fragile biodiverse zones with hydrocarbon reserves that are still available in places that are either nature reserves or of spiritual importance to indigenous populaces. Peru has become a battlefield between economic interests and social rights – a battle zone stained by blood as to date at least 3 indigenous protesters were killed in skirmishes with the enforcement authorities. Latin America’s travails with the corona virus have triggered various responses from respective governments and Peru has been one of the most […]