Post Tagged with: "Minas Conga"

Garcia Backs Humala’s Approach to Conga Protests

Garcia Backs Humala’s Approach to Conga Protests

Ex-President Alan Garcia, in one of his first interviews since leaving office in July, told Radio Programas this week that he backs the government’s efforts to advance the Minas Conga gold and copper project. Garcia said that President Ollanta Humala’s cabinet chief, Oscar Valdes, was responsible and serious in seeking […]

Cajamarca State of Emegency criticized by Mine Protest Leader

Cajamarca State of Emegency criticized by Mine Protest Leader

The regional president of Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, criticized President Ollanta Humala’s announcement Sunday evening of a 60-day state of emergency in four of Cajamarca’s provinces in order to bring under control protests against a multi-billion dollar gold and copper project. During an interview with Ideeleradio on Monday, Santos said that Peru’s new […]

Lerner Ghitis: Govt Working on Resolving Social Conflicts

Lerner Ghitis: Govt Working on Resolving Social Conflicts

Prime Minister Salomon Lerner Ghitis said Thursday that the government is working on solutions to resolve social conflicts related to mining, agriculture and other sectors, state news agency Andina reported. “We inherited a problem from the past decade, conflicts in mining, agriculture, regions,” Lerner Ghitis said. “But I think we […]