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Peru’s lessons in the art of anti-government dissent
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s lessons in the art of anti-government dissent

Art collectives and other activist groups in Peru have long been pioneers in developing innovative forms of protest featuring creative symbolism. March 22, International Fight for Water Day, saw 40 mud-covered  Full Article »

Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 31, 2017 1 comment

Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport

Residents in Peru’s southern state of Cusco have threatened protests which could affect Machu Picchu tourism over the government’s delay in starting construction of the Chinchero airport. Peru’s government under  Full Article »

Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 6, 2017 1 comment

Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls

Protesters in Lima’s northern districts of Puente Piedra, Ancon and Santa Rosa destroyed toll booths and battled police over a proposed toll on the Panamericana Norte highway on Wednesday. Over 200  Full Article »

Peru: protest shuts down Machu Picchu tourism for two days
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 17, 2016 4 comments

Peru: protest shuts down Machu Picchu tourism for two days

A protest by hundreds of residents of a village below Machu Picchu in southern Peru blocked a key railroad, preventing thousands of tourists from visiting the Inca ruins. The Machupicchu  Full Article »

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge

The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation. El Comercio’s editorial today titled “Made in Peru” highlights the increasingly common  Full Article »

Protest against gold mine leaves one dead in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Protest against gold mine leaves one dead in northern Peru

Clashes between protesters and police left one dead and 31 injured near the Parcoy gold mine in Peru’s northern state of La Libertad on Sunday. Disagreements between residents of the  Full Article »

Political violence leaves three dead in eastern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Political violence leaves three dead in eastern Peru

Clashes between political factions in Peru’s eastern state of Ucayali have left at least three people dead and dozens injured. Ucayali’s tiny town of Curimana was the site of deadly  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 »

Protesters set fire to mining camp in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 19, 2016 1 comment

Protesters set fire to mining camp in southern Peru

Hundreds of protesters opposed to mining in their rural province fought police and set fire to a Canadian-owned exploration camp in the southern state of Puno on Tuesday. Residents of the  Full Article »