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Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 12, 2017 1 comment

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

Peru’s environment ministry has proposed modifying laws restricting sulfur dioxide emissions to attract buyers for a century-old poly-metallic smelter. The Doe Run owned smelter and neighboring Cobriza copper mine priced  Full Article »

Las Bambas: four villages threaten to paralyze Peru’s largest copper mine
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Las Bambas: four villages threaten to paralyze Peru’s largest copper mine

The future of shipments from the Las Bambas copper mine hinge on whether four villages in Apurimac accept the government’s offer of a 45-day truce. Copper concentrate has not left  Full Article »

Peru VP meets Las Bambas protesters as production poised to stop
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 22, 2016 1 comment

Peru VP meets Las Bambas protesters as production poised to stop

Peru Vice President Martin Vizcarra meets with local leaders in an attempt to end a blockade in Apurimac which threatens to halt copper production at the Las Bambas mine. Vizcarra,  Full Article »

Peru police kill protester near Las Bambas copper mine
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 15, 2016 1 comment

Peru police kill protester near Las Bambas copper mine

Police in Peru killed a protester on Friday while trying to clear a road near the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru’s Apurimac state. Clashes broke out when police tried  Full Article »

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 6, 2016 2 comments

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter

Peru’s government will likely ease sulfur dioxide emissions limits to attract investors to an auction for the La Oroya polymetallic smelter in early 2017. The director of Dirige, the company  Full Article »

Peru president courts Chinese investment in first international trip
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru president courts Chinese investment in first international trip

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is in China for his first official visit abroad to court investment in Peruvian mining and infrastructure projects. Kuczynski will meet with government and business  Full Article »

Peru: Kuczynski calls for protest to save mining company
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 9, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Kuczynski calls for protest to save mining company

President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has called for mineworkers at Doe Run’s smelter in La Oroya, Junin to march on Congress to extend its liquidation proceedings. Kuczynski visited La Oroya on  Full Article »

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season
Posted by Colin Post on May 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season

Thousands of protesters marched in Peru’s southern states of Puno and Arequipa following developments on local mining issues. The protests in Puno’s city of Juliaca and Arequipa’s Islay province come  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 »

Peru’s copper production grows 41% in January
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s copper production grows 41% in January

Production at Peru’s copper mines in January increased 40.6% over the same month in 2015. Led by Cusco’s Constancia and Junin’s Toromocho mines, Peru produced 157,328 tons of copper in  Full Article »