Mining

Rescuers rush to save 7 trapped miners in Southern Peru

Rescuers rush to save 7 trapped miners in Southern Peru

Authorities sprang into action Wednesday to rescue seven men trapped hundreds of meters below ground after a rock and mudslide blocked the entrance of an informal mine in a remote province of Arequipa.

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

The government has declared a 60-day emergency throughout the Madre de Dios region, following reports of a high content of mercury in the rivers that flow through one of the richest biodiversity areas on the planet. The measure is to implement actions to clean up and reduce mercury contamination and […]

12th Gold and Silver Symposium Opens in Lima

The 12th international Gold and Silver Symposium opened in Lima today with a keynote speech on the outlook for the global economy by Tim Harford, economics leader writer for the Financial Times. The symposium, held every two years and organized by Peru’s National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy, brings […]

Access to Central Highway Resumes Slowly

Access to Central Highway Resumes Slowly

Sections of the Central Highway have begun to be opened between Lima and La Oroya, as work continues to clear the damage to the road and the railroad track caused by flash floods and landslides along more than 120 kilometers of the highway between Matucana and the La Oroya mining town. […]