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Ecuador to explore for oil in Amazon

Government says decision forced by international fund's failure to pay government to not drill in the region.

    There have been protests in Ecuador after the government gave the go-ahead for oil exploration in a region of the Amazon rainforest. President Rafael Correa says he was forced to make the move after an international fund, which would have paid Ecuador to not drill in the region, failed to raise enough money.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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