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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 »

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 »

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru
Posted by Richard Valdivia on Jul 31, 2016 Leave a comment

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru

At least 105 people have died in southern Peru this winter. While that is tragic, it is hardly news. Children and elderly residents die by the dozen every year. Many  Full Article »

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru

At least 105 have died and thousands of children have suffered respiratory illnesses in the harshest winter to hit southern Peru in years. On May 20 the government declared a  Full Article »

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season
Posted by Colin Post on May 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season

Thousands of protesters marched in Peru’s southern states of Puno and Arequipa following developments on local mining issues. The protests in Puno’s city of Juliaca and Arequipa’s Islay province come  Full Article »

Peru spends millions in losing fight against illegal mining
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 10, 2016 3 comments

Peru spends millions in losing fight against illegal mining

Peru’s government has spent millions of dollars on raids of illegal miners as the industry has continued its advance into protected areas of the Amazon jungle. The government’s strategy revolves  Full Article »

El Niño droughts affect harvests in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 21, 2016 1 comment

El Niño droughts affect harvests in southern Peru

A lack of rain throughout southern Peru will devastate this year’s harvests of crops including onion, garlic, olives and rice. The 2016 El Niño climate phenomenon which experts feared would  Full Article »

Mining company ousts directors over Peru community spat
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 18, 2015 1 comment

Mining company ousts directors over Peru community spat

Shareholders of gold-mining company Minera IRL voted to oust board chairman Jaime Pinto yesterday in a proxy battle which began in a village outside Puno. Yesterday’s vote was the culmination  Full Article »

First El Niño rains strike Peru’s jungle, northern coast
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2015 Leave a comment

First El Niño rains strike Peru’s jungle, northern coast

Heavy rains and flooding destroyed thousands of homes this week in Peru’s San Martin and Ancash states. In the northern jungle state of San Martin, intense rains lasting over 15 hours  Full Article »

$7.2 million stolen in southern Peru airport heist
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 30, 2015 1 comment

$7.2 million stolen in southern Peru airport heist

Police have arrested six suspects for the armed robbery of millions of dollars in cash and gold from armored trucks in Peru’s southern state of Puno. In what Peruvian newspapers  Full Article »