Post Tagged with: "Madre de Dios"

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

Emergency in Madre de Dios: Mercury in the Rivers and Fish

The government has declared a 60-day emergency throughout the Madre de Dios region, following reports of a high content of mercury in the rivers that flow through one of the richest biodiversity areas on the planet. The measure is to implement actions to clean up and reduce mercury contamination and […]

Peru Seeks Security Solutions for Indigenous Community After Attack from Isolated Tribe

Peru Seeks Security Solutions for Indigenous Community After Attack from Isolated Tribe

Peru’s government said it is stepping up security measures to protect a remote native community in the Amazon rainforest after one of their members was killed by Mashco Piro nomads that live in voluntary isolation near the area. The Ministry of Culture said a 20-year-old man, Leonardo Perez, from the Shipetiari native community […]

Gold Smuggling to Be Detected at Peru Airports

Gold Smuggling to Be Detected at Peru Airports

Peru’s government has installed equipment in several of the country’s airports, aimed at preventing passengers from smuggling out illegally-mined gold, state news agency Andina reported. The high commissioner in charge of formalizing the mining industry, Daniel Urresti, said that smuggling gold powder and bars hidden in suitcases is one of […]

Heavy Seasonal Rains Cause Floods and Landslides

Heavy Seasonal Rains Cause Floods and Landslides

The highway between Huancayo and Huancavelica opened this week, the first time since a huge landslide and floods three weeks ago damaged a section of the highway and the railroad at Huayllapampa, near Cuenca. Heavy rains caused a whole mountainside to fall off into the Mantaro river. No one in […]