Free Trade Leads to Violence Against Indigenous In Peru

There has been a rise in violence against the indigenous peoples of Peru, tied to the government's attempts to open up  their land to development by multinational corporations under the US/Peru free trade agreement.  For an excellent article on this, follow this link http://www.truthout.org/061009K

 

Leaders of the indigenous opposition claim that 40 people, including children, were killed by government forces over the weekend, and that the massacre is being covered up.  They said that security forces are tossing bodies in the river to destroy evidence of the killings.