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Anti-mining governor released from prison in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 28, 2016 Leave a comment

Anti-mining governor released from prison in Peru

Former Cajamarca governor Gregorio “Goyo” Santos was released on Wednesday after two years in jail pending trial for corruption. Santos had served 25 months of preventive jailing while awaiting trial  Full Article »

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states

Peru’s government has declared a health emergency in 11 states in the north and eastern jungle regions due to an expanding outbreak of the Zika virus. The government’s declaration of  Full Article »

Peru anti-mining activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 19, 2016 1 comment

Peru anti-mining activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Maxima Acuña won the Goldman Environmental Prize for South and Central America for her activism against the Conga gold and copper project in Cajamarca. Acuña was one of six regional  Full Article »

Jailed candidate to participate in Peru’s presidential debates
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Jailed candidate to participate in Peru’s presidential debates

Cajamarca governor and presidential candidate Gregorio Santos will receive a special furlough from prison to participate in Peru’s debates on Sunday night. Tonight’s event will mark the first time in  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm fined $3.6 million for oil spill
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 19, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm fined $3.6 million for oil spill

Peru’s mining and energy supervisory fined state oil firm Petroperu $3.6 million for two spills which contaminated two provinces in the Amazon jungle. The fine handed down by the Supervising  Full Article »

Peru allocates $79 million to weather El Niño
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru allocates $79 million to weather El Niño

Peru has declared a state of emergency in districts spanning 14 states and earmarked $78.7 million for preventive measures against torrential rains, flooding and landslides. Before what experts predict to be  Full Article »

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago

Peru’s middle class is slightly smaller today than it was in 2011 according to a study by Lima’s chamber of commerce. The Institute of Economics and Business Development (IEDEP), an  Full Article »

Government battles extortion epidemic with cell phone restrictions
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Government battles extortion epidemic with cell phone restrictions

Peru’s interior minister has announced tough new regulations for cellular phone accounts as a measure to combat the country’s growing extortion gangs. According to interior minister Jose Luis Perez, an anonymous  Full Article »

Government deploys armed forces ahead of national protests
Posted by Colin Post on May 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Government deploys armed forces ahead of national protests

Peru’s government has issued a resolution authorizing the deployment of the military to support police in seven key states ahead of a national anti-mining protest. Two weeks ago anti-mining leaders  Full Article »

Southern to ‘pause’ Tia Maria, Humala rejects calls for suspension
Posted by Colin Post on May 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Southern to ‘pause’ Tia Maria, Humala rejects calls for suspension

President Ollanta Humala rejected calls for a suspension of the controversial Tia Maria copper mine project in a speech after anti-mining riots in the city of Arequipa. In a speech to  Full Article »