Post Tagged with: "Social Conflicts"

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 […]

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, […]

Humala’s Approval Rating Tumbles 12 Points In June

Humala’s Approval Rating Tumbles 12 Points In June

President Ollanta Humala saw a sharp decline in his approval rating in June as protests against the mining sector and fractures in the ruling party wear down the almost year-old administration, according to a poll released on Friday. Humala’s popularity plunged 12 percentage points to 43 percent in June. It […]

Humala Faces “Difficult, Complicated Times,” Says Expert

Humala Faces “Difficult, Complicated Times,” Says Expert

President Ollanta Humala’s almost year-old administration faces an uphill battle as the administration tries to deal with social conflicts in the mining sector, according to Michael Shifter, the president of the Washington-based Inter-American Dialogue. In an interview with Ideeleradio, Shifter said the government needs to find a new formula to […]