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Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining

On the afternoon of Friday, September 22, a group of Peruvian police officers belonging to the Environmental Protection Authority of Peru (DEPMA) was ambushed in the region of Madre de Dios  Full Article »

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 »

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 »

Illegal mining destroying pristine national park in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Illegal mining destroying pristine national park in Peru’s Amazon

Peru’s failure to stop illegal mining in Madre de Dios has lead to sustained deforestation and pollution in the Tambopata National Reserve of the Amazon jungle. An Amazon conservation group released satellite  Full Article »

Mercury from illegal mining prompts health emergency in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 23, 2016 1 comment

Mercury from illegal mining prompts health emergency in Peru

Peru’s national government has declared a 60-day health emergency due to mercury contamination from illegal mining in the southeastern jungle state of Madre de Dios. Peru’s environmental ministry said that  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 anti-mining activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 19, 2016 1 comment

Peru anti-mining activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Maxima Acuña won the Goldman Environmental Prize for South and Central America for her activism against the Conga gold and copper project in Cajamarca. Acuña was one of six regional  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 »

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 »

Anti-mining protesters occupy downtown Cusco
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 20, 2016 1 comment

Anti-mining protesters occupy downtown Cusco

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Cusco’s downtown plaza to demand the repeal of dozens of mining licenses in a sacred region of the Quispicanchi province. Protest leaders say that gold-mining  Full Article »