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Prosecutors Looking At Accusations Against Mine-Protest Leader Santos

Prosecutors Looking At Accusations Against Mine-Protest Leader Santos

Peru’s anti-corruption prosecutor said he will be looking into media reports alleging that the governor of the northern region of Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, gave multi-million dollar public works contracts to a friend in exchange for money. “We will have to study the audios, review the documents, but if the information given […]

Peru Evaluating Lifting State Of Emergency In Cajamarca – Minister

Interior Minister Wildredo Pedraza said Friday that the government is evaluating whether it should lift the state of emergency in the north Andean region of Cajamarca. The state of emergency, which suspends civil liberties, was enacted in three provinces in Cajamarca in early July following violent protests against the Minas Conga […]

Confiep Says Plan Needed to Restart Cajamarca’s Economy

Confiep Says Plan Needed to Restart Cajamarca’s Economy

Peru’s largest business association, Confiep, is calling for a plan to restart the economy in the northern region of Cajamarca, according to state news agency Andina. Business in Cajamarca has been affected this year by protests against the Minas Conga gold and copper project. The development, majority-owned by U.S.-based Newmont Mining […]

Peru Gov’t Says Conditions Not Right To Lift Cajamarca’s State Of Emergency

Peru Gov’t Says Conditions Not Right To Lift Cajamarca’s State Of Emergency

Peru’s government says that conditions are not right in the northern region of Cajamarca to lift a state of emergency that was imposed there in early July, following violent protests against a large-scale gold project. Cabinet Chief Juan Jimenez said the government has not received “signals” from authorities in Cajamarca […]