Democracy Now: Peruvian Indigenous Leader Arrested Following Return from Asylum


And in other news from Peru, indigenous leader Alberto Pizango has been arrested after returning from an eleven-month political asylum in Nicaragua. Pizango has been wanted in Peru on sedition charges after leading protests opposing laws that encourage foreign mining and energy companies to invest billions of dollars in the Amazon rainforest.

~ by wheresthemic on May 27, 2010.

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