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Garcia Backs Humala’s Approach to Conga Protests

Garcia Backs Humala’s Approach to Conga Protests

Ex-President Alan Garcia, in one of his first interviews since leaving office in July, told Radio Programas this week that he backs the government’s efforts to advance the Minas Conga gold and copper project. Garcia said that President Ollanta Humala’s cabinet chief, Oscar Valdes, was responsible and serious in seeking […]

Humala Signs Prior Consultation Law During Jungle Ceremony

Humala Signs Prior Consultation Law During Jungle Ceremony

President Ollanta Humala enacted the prior consultation law on Tuesday during a ceremony in the north jungle town of Bagua. The bill was unanimously approved by Congress and has been strongly supported by international and national rights organizations. It is intended to ensure that Peru’s local laws are in compliance […]

Social conflicts caused 191 deaths during Garcia’s administration

Social conflicts in Peru, often a result of disputes between natural resource extraction and communities, resulted in 191 deaths during former President Alan Garcia’s administration, according to daily La Republica.

Ex-PM Simon urges Humala to focus on conflicts in central, southern Peru

Ex-PM Simon urges Humala to focus on conflicts in central, southern Peru

The incoming government of President-elect Ollanta Humala will need to provide more attention to central and southern Peru in order to reduce social conflicts, said former Prime Minister Yehude Simon. Simon recommends Humala form a team aimed at preventing protests, state news agency Andina reported. Over the past few months, social […]