Fishermen are dissatisfied with the agreement signed between the national government and the Repsol company on an initial compensation of 3,000 soles to affected fishermen and fish merchants. They say that they lose more than 5,000 soles a month due to the disastrous oil spill
Peru is in the midst of dealing with a major oil spill just 30 kilometers from the capital city Lima. On January 15th, 6,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the ocean while a tanker was unloading at a Repsol facility.
The devastating oil spill has polluted 1.7 million square meters of soil and 1.2 million square meters of ocean, tarred 21 beaches on Peru’s Pacific coast, and killed a vast variety of marine wildlife, besides incurring huge economic losses to fishing and tourism industries
Today we look at a major oil on Peru’s coast, the death of a Tunisian protestor injured in a violent police crackdown, and more