Post Tagged with: "Maranon River"

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

An environmental activist was killed last Monday in Yagen, a village on the Marañon River in northern Peru, in the province of Celendín, Cajamarca. Hitler Rojas, 34, a leading activist in the protest against a hydroelectric project, was shot five times by unknown assailants when he was walking towards his […]

Labor Ministry Investigates Use of Children to Clean Up Oil Spill

Labor Ministry Investigates Use of Children to Clean Up Oil Spill

The Labor Ministry said it is to investigate the possible use of children to clean up an oil spill in the jungle region of Loreto, daily Gestion reported. Labor Minister Ana Jara said that inspectors have been sent to Loreto to find out who is responsible for the contamination and for […]

State Oil Company Denies Pipeline Spill Caused Major Damage

Peru’s state-owned oil company Petroperu denied that a rupture in a pipeline caused an oil spill in northern Amazonian rivers, daily El Comercio reported. Petroperu said that the June 30 spill on the North Peruvian Oil Pipeline did not contaminate any rivers in the northeastern department of Loreto. “The oil […]

Police Destroy Illegal Gold Mining Equipment

Peruvian police have launched an operation that has resulted in the destruction of equipment used in illegal gold mining in the south-eastern region of Madre de Dios, daily Peru.21 reported. More than 120 officers took part in the operation that destroyed 24 motors and five electric generators, the daily said. […]