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Mines and Energy Minister Sees Improvements in Community Relations

Improvements in community relations are helping ensure investments worth approximately US$11.8 billion in the mining and energy sectors, according to Mines and Energy minister Eleodoro Mayorga. “Today, we can say with great satisfaction that we don’t have any situations in the sector  that are in a crisis due to  conflicts, thanks […]

UN: Indigenous People Have Suffered ‘Devastating Consequences’ from Extractive Industries

UN: Indigenous People Have Suffered ‘Devastating Consequences’ from Extractive Industries

Indigenous people in Peru have suffered “devastating consequences” as a result of extractive industries in the Amazon rainforest, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights said Friday. James Anaya’s comments followed a week-long visit in Peru, to government authorities, private companies and indigenous communities in the Amazon region of […]

Police Seek 15-Year-Old Assassin of Regional Vice President

Police Seek 15-Year-Old Assassin of Regional Vice President

Police in Peru’s northeast region of Amazonas are looking for a 15-year-old assassin who is accused of killing a high-ranking official from the regional government over the weekend, daily El Comercio reported. The Vice President of Amazonas, Augusto Wong, was shot to death on Saturday while he was at his […]

Humala: No Desire For Confrontation

Humala: No Desire For Confrontation

President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday that the government has no desire to use confrontation to end social conflicts, an issue that quickly became the administration’s main policy challenge after it took office last year. “We are used to resolving things in the streets,” Humala said, in reference to recent violent protests […]