Mining

Peru-Australia Trade Agreement “Most Ambitious So Far”

Peru-Australia Trade Agreement “Most Ambitious So Far”

After completing negotiations three months ago, Peru and Australia signed a free trade agreement this week, “the most ambitious bilateral agreement signed so far by Peru,” according to Trade and Tourism minister Enrique Ferreyros. The Peru-Australia Trade Agreement, PAFTA, “will bring us even closer to one of the most important […]

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 […]