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Μαρτίου 28, 2013

Ecuador auctions off Amazon to Chinese oil firms

Ecuadorean Amazon

Indigenous groups claim they have not consented to oil projects, as politicians visit Beijing to publicise bidding process

Indigenous groups in Ecuador say the planned oil projects would devastate the environment and threaten their traditional way of life. Photograph: Alamy

Ecuador plans to auction off more than three million hectares of pristine Amazonian rainforest to Chinese oil companies, angering indigenous groups and underlining the global environmental toll of China‘s insatiable thirst for energy.

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