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Business Federation Calls Population To Reject Mine Protests

Business associations in southern Peru this week called for the population to reject violent protests against Xstrata and its Tintaya copper mine that have resulted in two deaths and numerous injuries, state news agency Andina reported. The Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Southern Peru, Fedecam Sur, blamed the deaths on the “manipulation and […]

Police Detain Mayor Involved In Xstrata Mine Protests

Police Detain Mayor Involved In Xstrata Mine Protests

The mayor of Espinar, the Andean province in southern Peru entangled in violent protests, was detained by police Wednesday for his role in the protests against the Tintaya copper mine owned by multinational company Xstrata. At least a dozen police officers, wearing protective gear and carrying truncheons, rushed the government building in Espinar […]

Government Declares State of Emergency To Quell Tintaya Mine Protests

Two dead and dozens of people injured led Peru’s government to declare a 30-day state of emergency in southern Cusco’s Espinar province on Monday, to quell protests against Xstrata’s Tintaya copper mine. On Monday, week-long protests escalated against Tintaya leading to the kidnapping of a prosecutor, and the death of […]

Ombudsman’s Office Calls For Dialogue Amid Mine Protests

Peru’s ombudsman’s office, the Defensoria del Pueblo, said that if violence does not halt in the southern Cusco region’s Espinar province against a mining operation it will be difficult to hold talks. Silvio Campana, the Defensoria del Pueblo’s representative in Cusco, said during an interview with Ideeleradio that members of […]