Peruvian among Goldman environment prize winners

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In this photo taken in October, 18, 2012, indigenous leader Ruth Buendia poses for a portrait in Lima, Peru. The Goldman winner from Peru this year, Buendia rallied support to halt construction of two hydroelectric projects that would have flooded more than 9,000 hectares in an Amazon river basin, forcing the exodus of 24,000 fellow Ashaninka. (AP Photo/STR)LIMA, Peru (AP) — An indigenous activist who led a campaign to halt two hydroelectric projects that would have flooded 35 square miles of Amazon river basin, displacing some 24,000 fellow Ashaninka, is among six environmental advocates being given this year’s prestigious Goldman Prize.