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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 »

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 »

Las Bambas: Peru’s largest copper mine starts production
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Las Bambas: Peru’s largest copper mine starts production

Peru’s Las Bambas copper mine exported its first shipment of copper to China last week. The $10 billion mine in Apurimac which is scheduled to become the world’s second largest  Full Article »

Huge boost in Peru’s copper production to drive 2016 growth
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Huge boost in Peru’s copper production to drive 2016 growth

Peru’s government expects copper production to grow by 66% to overtake China as the world’s second-largest producer in 2016. According to Reuters, mining and energy minister Rosa Ortiz said that  Full Article »

Peru ends martial law near Las Bambas mine project
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru ends martial law near Las Bambas mine project

Peru’s government has allowed a state of emergency to expire in six provinces of Apurimac and Cusco near the Las Bambas copper mine project. The 30-day state of emergency declared  Full Article »

Peru’s ruling party changes 2016 presidential candidate
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s ruling party changes 2016 presidential candidate

The Peruvian Nationalist Party switched its 2016 presidential candidate from Daniel Urresti to former housing minister Milton von Hesse. The scandal-courting former interior minister Daniel Urresti renounced his bid for  Full Article »

Peru’s government reaches deal with Las Bambas protesters
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s government reaches deal with Las Bambas protesters

Peru’s government has reached an agreement with community leaders from southern Peru to end a strike against the Las Bambas copper mine project. A delegation from Peru’s government including Cabinet  Full Article »

Opposition moves to impeach three Cabinet ministers in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Opposition moves to impeach three Cabinet ministers in Peru

Partisan squabbling in Peru’s congress last night led to impeachment of three Cabinet ministers who were scheduled to report on the Las Bambas conflict. Opposition congressmen have submitted a motion  Full Article »