Post Tagged with: "Social Conflicts"

Mines and Energy Minister Sees Improvements in Community Relations

Improvements in community relations are helping ensure investments worth approximately US$11.8 billion in the mining and energy sectors, according to Mines and Energy minister Eleodoro Mayorga. “Today, we can say with great satisfaction that we don’t have any situations in the sector  that are in a crisis due to  conflicts, thanks […]

Peru Sees Slight Decrease in Social Conflicts, but Tensions Remain High

The number of social conflicts in Peru, often tied to environmental concerns, has declined slightly in June, but still remains high, according to a recent report from Peru’s ombudsman’s office. In June, there were 223 social conflicts in the Andean country, down from 247 in the same month last year, […]

Peru To Buy Anti-Riot Equipment For Social Conflicts

Peru’s government is to spend millions of dollars to buy non-lethal anti-riot equipment that will allow police to better control social conflicts without resulting in fatalities, according to Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza. The government will spend some 21 million soles ($8.0 million) on the anti-riot equipment, state news agency Andina […]

Mining Investments Seen Totaling $10 Billion In 2012

Mining investments in Peru could reach a new record this year at $10 billion, according to a projection by the Peruvian Institute of Economics (IPE). IPE director Miguel Palomino said that mining investments have increased in Peru at a rate of 35 percent per year over the past five years, […]