Post Tagged with: "Minas Conga"

Peru’s Mining Investments Seen Falling Sharply – Industry Group

Peru’s mining investments, which have driven economic growth during the past decade, could dwindle to almost nothing by 2018 if large scale projects are derailed, an industry group said. The head of the National Mining, Oil and Energy Society (SNMPE), Carlos Galvez, said that mining investments would likely total $8 […]

Peru Business Group Praises Arrest of Anti-Mining Governor

Peru’s biggest business group praised the judiciary for arresting the anti-mining regional president of Cajamarca, who is accused of corruption allegations. The president of Confiep, Alfonso Garcia-Miro, said that Cajamarca Regional president Gregorio Santos should be held to account for causing poverty in Peru’s poorest department. “He hasn’t just committed […]

Cajamarca President Santos Arrested on Corruption Charges

Cajamarca President Santos Arrested on Corruption Charges

Gregorio Santos, president of the Cajamarca region and the most prominent leader in the protests against the Conga gold mine project, was detained June 25 and charged with allegedly committing the crimes of unlawful association, bribery and collusion. After a five-hour hearing, Justice Mercedes Caballero ordered that Santos be detained for […]

New Marches Held Against Minas Conga Project

Opponents of a multi-billion dollar mining project in northern Peru held another march on Friday to reiterate their criticism of the project. Newspaper El Comercio reported that some 500 people marched through the city of Cajamarca to oppose the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project. Police said the […]