Part of the Amazon Rainforest Gets Sold Off

Part of the Amazon Rainforest Gets Sold Off
Part of the Amazon Rainforest Gets Sold Off

Part of the Amazon Rainforest Gets Sold Off

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Last month, the Ecuadorian government signed a deal that will give the Chinese-run oil company, Andes Petroleum, rights to explore for oil in the Amazon Rainforest. The deal comes after heavy protest by environmentalists and indigenous groups, who are concerned about potential damage done to the ecosystem and way of life. Kevin Koenig, program director of Amazon Watch in Quito, Ecuador, joins us to talk about what this new hunt for oil in South America means for the Amazon. Guest: Kevin Koenig is the program director of Amazon Watch in Quito, Ecuador.