Amazon Watch: Activists warn against financing Peru Camisea gas project

A delegation of human rights and environmental activists from Peru appealed to officials from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) yesterday to reject future loans to the Camisea gas project. The delegation argued that the banks would be breaching their social and environmental […]

by · December 14, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Energy, Environment

Fujimori’s cry “I am innocent” converted into cell phone ring tone

Jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s shrill protest cry in court Monday of “I am innocent!” (¡Soy inocente!) has quickly been converted into a download-able ring tone sweeping the Spanish language Internet. “Dance of the Chinaman,” Fujimori’s enigmatic campaign song from his fraud-riddled re-election campaign in 2000 serves as the background music. […]

by · December 12, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Technology

Peru police seize over 2,000 pounds of explosives

Peruvian Police siezed more than 2,000 pounds of explosives in two different operations yesterday. According to daily La República, authorities in La Libertad Department found 1,771 pounds of ammonium nitrate, 3,800 dynamite sticks and 5,000 meters of slow match fuse in the possession of a 52-year-old suspect. Police tests say […]

by · December 10, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Insurgency, Mining

Majaz roundtable discussion suspended

Cabinet Chief Jorge Del Castillo walked out on a roundtable discussion yesterday with community representatives in Piura department. The meeting was intended to resolve conflicts between local residents and the Majaz mining company. Residents accuse Majaz of fraud, illegally appropriating community land and damaging the environment. Del Castillo abruptly suspended […]

by · December 7, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Mining