Archive for June, 2012

Yanacocha Accepts Conditions For Minas Conga

Gold mining company Minera Yanacocha has accepted conditions from the government and independent consultants to improve the company’s $4.8 billion Minas Conga project in northern Peru. “We ratify our decision to implement the recommendations of the international consultation on the Environmental Impact Study of the Conga project, and the proposals created […]

Pre-Inca Cinnabar Mine Discovered in Trujillo

Pre-Inca Cinnabar Mine Discovered in Trujillo

The cinnabar used by the Moche to paint tattoos on their skin some 1,600 years ago may have been mined locally, according to recent findings by archaeologist Regulo Franco. In 2006, Franco and his archaeology team at the El Brujo site on Peru’s north coast discovered the tomb of the Señora […]

Peru Government Reopens Talks With Espinar Protest Leaders

Peru Government Reopens Talks With Espinar Protest Leaders

Cabinet ministers and other high-level government officials in Peru reopened talks Thursday with authorities in the southern province of Espinar, where deadly protests against a copper mine were held last month. Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Mines and Energy Minister Jorge Merino, Minister of Health Alberto Tejada, and other members […]

Humala Calls For Consolidating Democracy In Paraguay As Counterpart Could Be Ousted

President Ollanta Humala called on Thursday for the consolidation of democracy in Paraguay, as his counterpart in that South American nation faces a political crisis and impeachment proceedings. Humala said that South American leaders are discussing the matter and that they plan to issue a statement on the political developments […]