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Peru Sees Slight Decrease in Social Conflicts, but Tensions Remain High

The number of social conflicts in Peru, often tied to environmental concerns, has declined slightly in June, but still remains high, according to a recent report from Peru’s ombudsman’s office. In June, there were 223 social conflicts in the Andean country, down from 247 in the same month last year, […]

Protests Resume Against Yanacocha’s Minas Conga

Protests Resume Against Yanacocha’s Minas Conga

Residents in northern Peru’s Cajamarca region resumed protests against the development of the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project. Numerous poncho-wearing protesters were photographed on Monday riding horses to Perol Lake, which is targeted to be drained in order to develop the Conga mine. The company developing Conga, […]

Cajamarca’s Santos to Run for Peru President in 2016 – Report

Cajamarca’s Santos to Run for Peru President in 2016 – Report

Gregorio Santos, the president of Cajamarca region and a prominent anti-mining activist, will run in Peru’s presidential campaign in 2016, according to a member of his party cited by daily La Republica. The secretary of Santos’ left-wing Movimiento de Afirmacion Social party, Alin Monteza, said that Santos is expected to hold […]

Peru Officials Hold Meeting with Minas Conga Opponents

Peru Officials Hold Meeting with Minas Conga Opponents

A delegation of high-level government officials restarted talks on Tuesday with opponents of the $5.0 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project located in northern Peru. The delegation is being led by Premier Juan Jimenez and includes Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal. They are meeting with the president of Peru’s […]