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Indigenous groups say they weren’t consulted as required by constitution

by Steven Nelson

Ecuadorian officials met with the leaders of Chinese oil companies in Beijing this week to discuss plans to auction a large section of the Amazon Rainforest for oil exploration.

Indigenous Indians and environmentalists are furious about the proposal. More than 11,000 square miles are up for bidding, The Guardian reports, and previous meetings to discuss the sale were protested in Paris, Houston, and the Ecuadorian capital Quito.

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