Archive for September, 2015

Las Bambas Protests Leave Four Dead, 15 Injured

Las Bambas Protests Leave Four Dead, 15 Injured

The government has declared a state of emergency for 30 days in several provinces of Apurimac and Cusco, after protests against the Las Bambas copper project left four men dead and 15 injured, including police. A provincial strike was called on Friday, Sept. 25, against changes that have been made […]

MRTA Leader Released, Served 25 Years

MRTA Leader Released, Served 25 Years

Peter Cardenas Schulte, considered the No.2 man in the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, MRTA, was released this week from the maximum security prison at the naval base in Callao.  He has served his 25-year sentence, on a conviction of aggravated terrorism. Cardenas was convicted in March 2006 but his time […]

Nazca Lines Get A Boost Against Threats

Nazca Lines Get A Boost Against Threats

The Nazca Lines, which face a number of threats because they are spread over such a wide territory, were recently given some good news. Efforts to protect them have been given an important boost, through a $150,000 grant awarded by this year’s United States’ Ambassador’s Fund, which finances cultural preservation projects in developing […]

Perumin 32 Opens in Arequipa

Perumin 32 Opens in Arequipa

Peru’s mining convention, Perumin 32, opened Monday in Arequipa with lower attendance, reflecting the tighter budgets of mining companies in the current downturn in minerals prices. The event was inaugurated by the convention president, Buenaventura’s CEO Roque Benavides, by Antonio Samaniego, president of Peru’s Institute of Mining Engineers, and Victor Hugo […]