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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 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 »

Tia Maria: anti-mining mayor removed from office
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 27, 2015 1 comment

Tia Maria: anti-mining mayor removed from office

A key opposition leader to the Tia Maria copper project in Arequipa was removed from his office of district mayor by Peru’s national election commission yesterday. Dean Valdivia district mayor  Full Article »

Comptroller: Tia Maria opposition mayors misused public funds
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Comptroller: Tia Maria opposition mayors misused public funds

Audits of four Arequipa governments in the heart of the Tia Maria copper mine opposition has yielded “signs of corruption,” according to Peru’s comptroller. Peru’s finance ministry froze the bank accounts  Full Article »

First day of national Tia Maria protests peaceful
Posted by Colin Post on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

First day of national Tia Maria protests peaceful

The first day of a national strike against the Tia Maria copper mine project in Arequipa was peaceful yesterday. In Arequipa, 200 protesters blocked an access highway near the airport  Full Article »

State of emergency declared after third Tia Maria protester killed
Posted by Colin Post on May 23, 2015 Leave a comment

State of emergency declared after third Tia Maria protester killed

Peru has declared a state of emergency after fresh protests against the Tia Maria copper mine in Arequipa left one protester dead and several injured. Just five days after protest  Full Article »

Facing prison, Pepe Julio Gutierrez isolated from Tia Maria opposition
Posted by Colin Post on May 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Facing prison, Pepe Julio Gutierrez isolated from Tia Maria opposition

Facing mounting evidence of extortion, jailed anti-mining leader Pepe Julio Gutierrez has been effectively sidelined from the opposition to the Tia Maria copper mine in southern Peru. Tambo Valley Defense Front  Full Article »

Government to arrest Pepe Julio Gutierrez, freeze Islay province funds
Posted by Colin Post on May 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Government to arrest Pepe Julio Gutierrez, freeze Islay province funds

In the face of fierce opposition to the Tia Maria copper mine in Arequipa, Peru’s government looks to regain control by arresting key protest leaders and cutting off financing. Peru’s interior  Full Article »

Three-day strike begins in Arequipa amid tension and investigations
Posted by Colin Post on May 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Three-day strike begins in Arequipa amid tension and investigations

A three-day strike against the Tia Maria copper mine project begins today in the city of Arequipa as tensions are high and protest leaders are under investigation. The $1.4 billion  Full Article »

Peru considers declaring emergency amid anti-mining violence
Posted by Colin Post on May 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru considers declaring emergency amid anti-mining violence

Peru’s national government will consider declaring a state of emergency in the midst of violent protests against the Tia Maria copper mine project in Arequipa. Clashes between police and protesters  Full Article »