Provinces

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

A team of forensic specialists have found the remains of 50 men, women and children in Ayacucho, in five mass graves outside the town of Oronccoy. The investigation has shown that the bodies were buried in 1985, at the height of the internal conflict between Shining Path rebels and the […]

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
Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

After 30 years, President Ollanta Humala announced the end of a state-of-emergency in Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley, once the country’s top coca-growing region and home to Shining Path rebels. “We’ve made the decision to give a pleasant surprise to the Upper Huallaga,” Humala said, according to RPP Noticias. “We are lifting […]

Tia Maria Project: Violence Escalates Amid Military Contingent and Failed Talks

Tia Maria Project: Violence Escalates Amid Military Contingent and Failed Talks

Presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is calling for a 60-day “pause” in the Arequipa conflict, while the government seeks solutions to the region’s rejection of the Tia Maria copper project. Seven police were injured yesterday and one civilian detained, during violent protests on the first day of a 72-hour regional strike called in Arequipa […]