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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: judge frees 29 gang members outside Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: judge frees 29 gang members outside Lima

Government and law-enforcement officials in Peru are denouncing two judges’ decision to free 42 alleged gang members in provincial Lima and Chiclayo. A judge in a rural province outside Lima  Full Article »

Fugitive governor captured in southeast Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 5, 2016 1 comment

Fugitive governor captured in southeast Peru

Luis Aguirre, former governor of Peru’s Madre de Dios state who has been a fugitive for more than two years, was arrested in Puerto Maldonado. Aguirre short stint from 2011  Full Article »

Peru government schedules talks with regional strike leaders
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru government schedules talks with regional strike leaders

Peru’s central government has called for talks after an indefinite regional strike in Madre de Dios has halted commerce and repelled tourism. Officials from President Ollanta Humala’s government have scheduled  Full Article »

Peru state in standoff with government over illegal mining
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru state in standoff with government over illegal mining

The Madre de Dios state in southeastern Peru has begun an indefinite strike in protest of the government’s efforts to reduce illegal mining and logging. Protest leaders led by Madre  Full Article »