Post Tagged with: "Madre de Dios"

Three Injured in Second Day of Illegal Mining Protests

Three Injured in Second Day of Illegal Mining Protests

Three people were injured, including a policeman, in the second day of protests by illegal miners, daily La Republica reported. The incidents occurred in the town of Mazuko, in Peru’s south-eastern Madre de Dios region, when police tried to remove protesters from a road. Almost all of Mazuko’s population is […]

Organizations Call for Help to Combat Human Trafficking in Madre de Dios

Organizations Call for Help to Combat Human Trafficking in Madre de Dios

Organizations in Peru’s jungle region of Madre de Dios have called on the central government to provide more support to help combat human trafficking, state news agency Andina reported. Some 70 civil servants from the Public Ministry, Judiciary, National Police and Women’s Emergency Shelters in Madre de Dios, as well […]

Peru’s Illegal Mining on Verge of Funding Armed Groups – Minister

Peru’s Illegal Mining on Verge of Funding Armed Groups – Minister

Illegal mining in Peru, which has flourished in the country’s rain forest, is on the verge of being a source of financing for armed groups, according to a high-level government official. Illegal gold mining has caused widespread environmental damage and social problems in Peruvian jungle regions such as Madre de […]

Country Notes:  A Stalled Antonov Bi-plane Evokes the Warm, Get-Rich Romance of the Amazon

Country Notes: A Stalled Antonov Bi-plane Evokes the Warm, Get-Rich Romance of the Amazon

By Nicholas Asheshov ✐ OP-ED Special to the Peruvian Times ☄ Abel Muñiz’s hacienda in the jungles of the lower Cosñipata Valley has been stitched together over the past six or seven centuries.  Today the buildings are a homey mixture of wood, clapboard, stone, cement, palm thatch and corrugated iron. […]