Archive for December, 2008

Aguaruna and Huambisa Indians attack and destroy Dorato Resources’ mining camp in Peru’s Cordillera del Condor

Fearing environmental contamination of their rivers and land, Aguaruna and Huambisa Indians trekked for a week from the Cenepa community in Peru’s northeastern jungle and attacked and destroyed Dorato Resources’ El Tambo mining camp. The unoccupied mining camp has been destroyed, said Zebelio Kayap Jempekit, an Aguaruna-Huambisa leader who claims […]

by · December 31, 2008 · 0 comments · Business, Environment, Mining, Provinces

Four Peruvians named Personalities of the Year by Spanish daily El País

Four Peruvians — renowned tenor Juan Diego Flórez, celebrity chef Gaston Acurio and José Peláez and Avelino Guillén, the lead prosecutors in the trial of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori — have made the list of “Personalities of the Year 2008,” compiled by Spanish daily El País.

Peru President Alan Garcia named Leader of the Year by the Latin American Business Chronicle

Peru President Alan García has been named the Leader of the Year by the Latin American Business Chronicle. “President Alan García was named due to his achievements during the year, which included increasing foreign investment, boosting the economy, and the successful organization of summits with European and Asian leaders,” said […]

by · December 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Commerce, Mining, Politics

Peruvian authorities seize more than 6,300 tons of highly toxic mine tailings in Juliaca

Peruvian Tourism and Ecological Police in Juliaca, the largest city and capital of Peru’s highland San Román province, have seized more than 6,300 tons of highly toxic mine tailings in 2008, said Juliaca Police Chief Andrés Apaza Machaca. “We have worked hard and well this year and that is why we […]

by · December 23, 2008 · 0 comments · Business, Environment, Mining