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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 »

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 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 »

Domestic violence spikes after historic women’s protest in Peru
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 21, 2016 1 comment

Domestic violence spikes after historic women’s protest in Peru

Assaults and murders of women in Peru has spiked since 50,000 people marched in the “Not One Less” protest against domestic abuse in Lima last week. After attending a local march in  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 »

Shining Path ambush kills 10 on eve of Peru’s election
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Shining Path ambush kills 10 on eve of Peru’s election

Shining Path guerrillas killed at least 10 military and civilian personnel in an ambush in Peru’s central state of Junin on Saturday. The rebels attacked a military caravan of six  Full Article »

Peru mulls barring Kuczynski in no-win situation
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 23, 2016 1 comment

Peru mulls barring Kuczynski in no-win situation

Peru’s elections board has lost significant credibility as it considers the disqualification of presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski less than three weeks from 2016 elections. The JNE elections board is  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress

A special elections board in Junin state has barred Vladimiro Huaroc, the second vice presidential candidate for Keiko Fujimori, from running for Congress for vote buying. Last week Canal N  Full Article »

Child killed after finding grenade in Peru’s jungle
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Child killed after finding grenade in Peru’s jungle

One child was killed and four injured after they found a grenade in a region of the VRAEM used for military training. The five indigenous children found the grenade near  Full Article »

At least 17 killed in central Peru bus accident
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 19, 2016 Leave a comment

At least 17 killed in central Peru bus accident

At least 17 people were killed when a passenger bus fell into a ravine in Peru’s central Junin state on Monday. The bus left Huancayo for the jungle city of  Full Article »