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Tia Maria Copper Project:  At the Negotiation Table Again

Tia Maria Copper Project: At the Negotiation Table Again

Farmers and government officials are attempting to sit at the bargaining table again today in Arequipa, following the death of a second protester in Mollendo, in the most recent violent protests against Southern Copper’s Tia Maria mining project. Those meeting for dialogue, led by the People’s Ombudsman, include the minister of […]

Peru Seeks Security Solutions for Indigenous Community After Attack from Isolated Tribe

Peru Seeks Security Solutions for Indigenous Community After Attack from Isolated Tribe

Peru’s government said it is stepping up security measures to protect a remote native community in the Amazon rainforest after one of their members was killed by Mashco Piro nomads that live in voluntary isolation near the area. The Ministry of Culture said a 20-year-old man, Leonardo Perez, from the Shipetiari native community […]

Tia Maria Protests Continue, Southern Copper Holds off Project till 2017

Tia Maria Protests Continue, Southern Copper Holds off Project till 2017

Protestors have continued to block the South Pan American Highway today, despite Southern Copper’s announcement that it will be postponing its $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project in Arequipa, and despite Premier Pedro Cateriano’s visit to Islay and his call for dialogue. Yesterday, police arrested Jesus Cornejo, president of the […]

Peru’s Oldest Person Dies at 117, Lived Over a Century on ‘Natural Food’ from Andes

Peru’s Oldest Person Dies at 117, Lived Over a Century on ‘Natural Food’ from Andes

Filomena Taipe Mendoza, considered Peru’s oldest person, died on Sunday at 117 years of age in her home region of Huancavelica, in the country’s southern Andes. The Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion announced her death, which was reported on Monday by Peru’s state news agency Andina. Taipe Mendoza was […]