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Humala Aims To Tackle Mining Conflicts In Second Year

Humala Aims To Tackle Mining Conflicts In Second Year

President Ollanta Humala is expected to walk a fine line in his second year in office as he aims to resolve social conflicts in the mining sector by promising better dialogue with protesters, while maintaining the rule of law. Humala, who will complete his first year in office on July […]

Quellaveco Unlikely To Work As Model For Other Mine Projects – Analyst

Calls to hold up Anglo American’s Quellaveco copper project as an example to resolve social conflicts in Peru’s mining sector are unlikely to have success in resolving opposition to a string of projects in the Andean country, according to a well-known analyst. Jose de Echave, a former deputy environment minister, […]

Agreement Over Anglo American’s Quellaveco Seen As Example For Sector

An agreement reached between local governments in the south coast region of Moquegua and multi-national mining company Anglo American, to develop the Quellaveco copper project, is being praised as a small bit of positive news in a sector that has been mired recently in violent social conflicts. At the end of […]

Peru’s Humala Calls For Balance Between Communities, Industry

Peru’s Humala Calls For Balance Between Communities, Industry

President Ollanta Humala has called for striking a balance between community demands and industrial activity, following months of antimining protests that have recently turned violent. Five people were killed in the past week during protests against the Minas Conga gold project, majority owned by US-based Newmont Mining, operating with its Peru-based […]