Mining

Peru’s Mining Investments Total US$4 Billion in January to July

Peruvian mining investments totaled US$4 billion in the first seven months of this year, according to the National Mining, Oil and Energy Society (SNMPE). The investments, which are a key driver of Peru’s economy, are largely due to spending at the Las Bambas copper project and an expansion at the […]

La Oroya Lifts Strike for Government Talks

La Oroya Lifts Strike for Government Talks

The mining town of La Oroya has lifted its protest strike for eight days, opening up the central highway for traffic between Lima and the central highlands and jungle. The town, with the possible closing of the La Oroya Metallurgical Complex, faces the loss of over 3,400 jobs and its […]

Violent Protests at La Oroya Against Lay-Offs and Liquidation

Violent Protests at La Oroya Against Lay-Offs and Liquidation

One person has died and four seriously wounded since workers in La Oroya began blocking the central highway early Tuesday, using tires, rocks and tree trunks along 10 km of the road. Police chief Gen. Jorge Flores said that the front line of police are armed with non-lethal weapons, and that the police […]

Tambo Valley Farmers Renew Tia Maria Mine Protests

Farmers from the Tambo Valley in Arequipa have begun protest marches again to reject the government’s continued support of the Tia Maria copper project above the Tambo River basin. The renewal of the protests follows statements by the minister of Energy and Mines, Rosa Maria Ortiz, on the government’s optimism […]

by · August 4, 2015 · 1 comment · Business, Mining, Politics, Provinces