Environment

Peru rattled by aftershock of corruption following earthquake

The magnitude-8 earthquake that rocked Peru’s southern coast last August has been called the earthquake of corruption, as accusations of government mismanagment and profiteering continue to shake out. On August 20, Peru’s National Police found 76 bags stuffed with 330 pounds of donated food and clothing hoarded in the house […]

by · October 18, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Natural Disasters
Peru suspends Río Blanco operations ahead of environmental talks

Peru suspends Río Blanco operations ahead of environmental talks

The Peruvian government has suspended activities at the Río Blanco mining project ahead of negotiations on Oct. 29 to address environmental concerns. The mining project has been at the center of controversy between environmental NGOs and the mining industry since 2003, when it was approved by the Peruvian state. Proponents […]

by · October 12, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Environment, Mining