Archive for August, 2012

Peru’s First Lady Meets With Brazilian President Rousseff

Peru’s First Lady Meets With Brazilian President Rousseff

Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia traveled to Brazil where she met with the leader of Latin America’s biggest economy, daily La Republica reported. Heredia met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for 40 minutes as part of an official visit, the report said. The two discussed social programs in Brazil, as […]

Santos Calls For Newmont To Remove Equipment, Personnel From Project Site

Santos Calls For Newmont To Remove Equipment, Personnel From Project Site

The regional president of Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, called on mining company Newmont to remove its machinery and personnel from the Minas Conga gold and copper project, daily El Comercio reported. Santos has led opposition against Minas Conga since last year. Protests resulted in the project’s suspension, and raised uncertainties about […]

Mining Investments Seen Totaling $10 Billion In 2012

Mining investments in Peru could reach a new record this year at $10 billion, according to a projection by the Peruvian Institute of Economics (IPE). IPE director Miguel Palomino said that mining investments have increased in Peru at a rate of 35 percent per year over the past five years, […]

Poll Says 78 Percent Of Cajamarca Residents Oppose Minas Conga

Poll Says 78 Percent Of Cajamarca Residents Oppose Minas Conga

A new poll released Wednesday says that 78 percent of the residents in the northern region of Cajamarca reject the Minas Conga copper and gold project. In rural areas, the opposition reaches 83 percent, according to the poll by Ipsos Apoyo, published in daily El Comercio. Minas Conga has been […]