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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 »

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 »

What are locals saying about Peru’s Tia Maria copper project?
Posted by Michael Fraiman on Nov 2, 2015 Leave a comment

What are locals saying about Peru’s Tia Maria copper project?

The state of emergency which implemented martial law in Arequipa’s Islay province expired over three months ago. A widening corruption probe into the anti-mining leadership seems to have sapped the public will  Full Article »

Tia Maria protest leaders received thousands of dollars
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Tia Maria protest leaders received thousands of dollars

Investigators revealed that leaders of the opposition to the Tia Maria copper project received thousands of dollars from a lawyer representing Southern Copper. Prosecutors investigating environmentalist lawyer Jesus Gomez after  Full Article »

Anti-mining groups hold three-day protest in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Anti-mining groups hold three-day protest in southern Peru

Anti-mining opposition holds three-day protest against Tia Maria in southern Peru. Opposition to the Tia Maria copper project in Arequipa held a 72-hour strike in which protesters blocked a key  Full Article »

Anti-mining groups defiant before Tia Maria outreach
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2015 1 comment

Anti-mining groups defiant before Tia Maria outreach

New leaders of the opposition to southern Peru’s Tia Maria copper project will look to continue demonstrations to protest the mine. Last week Southern Copper began a community outreach program  Full Article »

Peru police allowed lethal force in violent protests
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru police allowed lethal force in violent protests

Peru’s government has enacted by decree a law that allows police to use lethal force during protests in situations of self-defense or defense of others. The law comes in a  Full Article »

Tia Maria protests resume ahead of talks with government
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Tia Maria protests resume ahead of talks with government

Two weeks after the end of martial law in Arequipa’s Islay province, residents held a protest last night against the Tia Maria copper mine project. On Friday night, mining and  Full Article »

Government backtracks on minimum wage increase
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Government backtracks on minimum wage increase

Prime minister Pedro Cateriano announced that Peru would not increase the minimum wage before the end of President Ollanta Humala’s government next year. In February Fredy Otarola, who was labor  Full Article »

Opposition launches legal offense against Tia Maria copper mine
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Opposition launches legal offense against Tia Maria copper mine

Opposition to the Tia Maria copper project in Arequipa has filed a lawsuit which aims to nullify the mine’s environmental impact study. A judge in Lima has admitted for review  Full Article »