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Police and Military Brace for Anti-Mine Protests in Southern Peru

Police and Military Brace for Anti-Mine Protests in Southern Peru

More than 3,000 police are on alert in southern Peru, to face a macro-regional strike called for May 27 and 28 in support of the protests against the Tia Maria copper mine project. Military troops and police are on alert in the province of Islay, the center of the protests. […]

Tia Maria Protests Continue, Southern Copper Holds off Project till 2017

Tia Maria Protests Continue, Southern Copper Holds off Project till 2017

Protestors have continued to block the South Pan American Highway today, despite Southern Copper’s announcement that it will be postponing its $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project in Arequipa, and despite Premier Pedro Cateriano’s visit to Islay and his call for dialogue. Yesterday, police arrested Jesus Cornejo, president of the […]

United Nations Chief Joins Final Events at UN Climate Summit

United Nations Chief Joins Final Events at UN Climate Summit

Corrected* Talks are now winding down as world leaders begin to arrive in Lima for the final events of the 20th UN Climate Summit, COP 20. Among leaders expected to be in Lima today and tomorrow are the Secretary General of the United Nations,  Ban Ki-Moon —who addressed the summit this […]

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 […]