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Let he who is without sin… etc.

15 June 2009

Last Thursday there were protests throughout Peru in support of the Amazonian Indigenous peoples’ attempts to defend their region from outside development (and against the government’s massacre of protesters last week… which were followed by President Alan Garcia’s description of Amazonian protesters as “savages” and “second-class citizens”…. and was also being protested).

If reported on outside Peru at all, news stories for the most part relied on “official sources” like that from Huancayo that claimed police officers were injured by rock-throwing students.

Uh… who was throwing those rocks?  And, while this is Peru, do you see why there is a need for independent foreign news services?

(Sombrero tip to the independent wildly non-traditional financial news service, Inca Kola News)

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