Ecuadorian tribe gets reprieve from oil intrusion

Guardian: An indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon has won a reprieve after building up an arsenal of spears, blowpipes, machetes and guns to fend off an expected intrusion by the army and a state-run oil company. The residents of Sani Isla expressed relief that a confrontation with Petroamazonas did not take place on Monday as anticipated, but said the firm is still trying to secure exploration rights in their area of pristine rainforest. "We have won a victory in our community. We're united,"......

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