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Corruption and Bribes Behind Purús Highway Bill According to Report

An illegal road and mahogany logging near the Alto Purús Park

An illegal road and mahogany logging near the Alto Purús Park (Photo: UAC)

 

May 2013:

A recent investigation by Global Witness uncovered widespread government corruption, bribery and egregious conflicts of interest behind the Purús highway bill.

UAC helped with the report as part of our campaign to publicize the highway’s potentially devastating impacts on the protected areas, isolated tribes, and settled indigenous communities of the Alto Purús region.

Read the full report here.

Visit Global Witness’ website to read the press release.

Read more about Global Witness’ report on Servindi.org (Spanish)

See The Guardian’s article, “Peru Funded Illegal Amazon Road, Claims Global Witness”