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Latin American Program in the News: "Analyst urges broader look at Amazon oil resources' local impacts"

This article discusses the Latin American Program event "Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources."

This article discusses a Latin American Program event launching Patricia I. Vasquez's new book Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources. The article includes comments made by Vasquez and other speakers during the event, describing the origins of conflicts about oil and gas exploration in the Amazon.

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