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Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 7, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos

Petroperu may issue bonds to finance the $3.5 billion Talara refinery upgrade as the state oil firm looks to expand operations after key structural changes. Reuters reports that Peru’s finance  Full Article »

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline

State oil firm Petroperu has declared emergency measures to protect its pipeline in the Amazon jungle following the 11th oil spill this year. The latest spill is the eight breach  Full Article »

Pollution suspected in deaths of 10,000 endangered frogs in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 18, 2016 1 comment

Pollution suspected in deaths of 10,000 endangered frogs in Peru

Peru is investigating the deaths of at least 10,000 Titicaca water frogs in a river north of Lake Titicaca in the southern state of Puno. Environmental activists brought 100 of  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 »

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Oct 3, 2016 2 comments

Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill

Indigenous protesters on Saturday released over 200 international tourists and other hostages who were detained on a remote stretch of the Marañon River in Loreto following recent oil spills. Natives from the Saramurillo village in  Full Article »

Peru earns millions from REDD+ programs to stop deforestation
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 20, 2016 4 comments

Peru earns millions from REDD+ programs to stop deforestation

REDD+ conservation efforts between 2013 and 2015 have brought $33.5 million to Peru through an international reward scheme aimed at reducing deforestation. Programs for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, known as  Full Article »

Peru’s leftist party shows deft agility in policy reversals
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s leftist party shows deft agility in policy reversals

Peru’s leftist party, Broad Front, demonstrates its ability to adapt and be unpredictable at a time when Peruvian sport needs a role model to look up to. Two policy reversals  Full Article »

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals

Peru state oil company Petroperu has said that the latest two oil spills accounting for over 4,000 barrels in the Amazon were caused by vandals. The firm said in a statement that  Full Article »

Peru changes bankruptcy law in bid to save historic La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 26, 2016 1 comment

Peru changes bankruptcy law in bid to save historic La Oroya smelter

Peru’s Congress has passed a bill that would extend the terms of liquidation for bankrupt companies in an effort o save the La Oroya smelter in Junin. The legislative session  Full Article »