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Mine Protests Seen Having Longer Term Impact On Tourism In Cajamarca

Mine Protests Seen Having Longer Term Impact On Tourism In Cajamarca

Tourism in Peru’s northern Cajamarca region, which has been the site of violent protests recently against the large-scale gold project of Minas Conga, will suffer over the next few years, according to the National Tourism Chamber, Canatur. Carlos Canales, the president of Canatur, said the anti-mining protests have practically pushed Cajamarca “off Peru’s […]

Catholic Priests Begin Talks With Minas Conga Opponents

Catholic Priests Begin Talks With Minas Conga Opponents

Two prominent Catholic priests began talks on Monday in the city of Cajamarca with opponents of the Minas Conga gold project, a meeting that is seen as the first step in resolving a dispute over the development of the project that has already claimed five lives. Miguel Cabrejos, the Archbishop of the […]

Peru Government Reopens Talks With Espinar Protest Leaders

Peru Government Reopens Talks With Espinar Protest Leaders

Cabinet ministers and other high-level government officials in Peru reopened talks Thursday with authorities in the southern province of Espinar, where deadly protests against a copper mine were held last month. Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Mines and Energy Minister Jorge Merino, Minister of Health Alberto Tejada, and other members […]

Humala Says Mining Conflicts Affecting Tourism

Humala Says Mining Conflicts Affecting Tourism

President Ollanta Humala said Monday that tourism in Peru is starting to be affected by social conflicts in the mining sector, while reiterating the need for dialogue to resolve the disputes. Business groups in the northern region of Cajamarca have said recently that ongoing protests against Newmont Mining’s Minas Conga […]