Protesters end occupation of some Peru oil wells

February 25, 2015 7:51 PM

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LIMA (Reuters) - An indigenous community in Peru's biggest oil block stopped its monthlong occupation of 14 wells, while protesters in another town in the Amazonian region took control of six different wells, a native leader said Wednesday.

The Achuar community of Pampa Hermosa gave up control of 14 wells in oil block 1-AB on Wednesday following an agreement with operator Pluspetrol on payment for use of ancestral lands, said Carlos Sandi, the head of indigenous federation Feconaco.

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