Natives in Amazonas release kidnapped officials

After holding them captive for almost a day, Aguaruna natives in Condorcanqui (Amazonas) have decided to release ten officials from the road building body Provías.

They made this decision after talks with regional president Oscar Altamirano.

According to the Andina agency, the kidnapping occurred at around 6pm yesterday, as a protest against the removal of heavy construction machinery from the region. From the start the natives demanded the presence of the regional president to clear up the problem.

The officials were held in the region of the Nieva bridge, where they slept in the cabs of their vehicles while the natives kept watch over them. In exchange for their release, the indigenous group were demanding maintenance work on the dirt road leading to their zone, which they say has fallen into a state of disrepair.

Scooped from El Comercio

One Response

  1. Good blog, always the aguarunas and huambisas have problems because they’re a very forgotten people, they always press with those measures because nobody from the State listens to them.

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