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Confiep: Suspension of Large Investment Projects an ‘Irreversible Problem’

Confiep: Suspension of Large Investment Projects an ‘Irreversible Problem’

The postponement of some large-scale investment projects in Peru has created an “irreversible problem” for the Andean nation, according to the head of the business association Confiep, Alfonso Garcia-Miró, according to daily El Comercio. “I think that a lot of damage has been done to Peru. Some, a few people, […]

Police Clash with Informal Miners, Two Deaths in Pataz

Two people have been killed and several others injured during a clash between police and informal miners in northern Peru on Friday, local media reported. Privately-owned gold miner Consorcio Minero Horizonte had filed a complaint that informal miners were invading its La Bonita mine in the province of Pataz, in […]

Police Clash with Opponents of Canadian-Owned Copper Project

Several people were injured Friday, two seriously, when police clashed with opponents of the Cañariaco Norte copper project in northern Peru, according to different local media. The confrontation occurred when some 100 police tried to remove a week-long road blockade set up by about 400 protesters, RPP television reported. Initial reports […]

Humala: No Desire For Confrontation

Humala: No Desire For Confrontation

President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday that the government has no desire to use confrontation to end social conflicts, an issue that quickly became the administration’s main policy challenge after it took office last year. “We are used to resolving things in the streets,” Humala said, in reference to recent violent protests […]