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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 »

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 12, 2017 1 comment

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

Peru’s environment ministry has proposed modifying laws restricting sulfur dioxide emissions to attract buyers for a century-old poly-metallic smelter. The Doe Run owned smelter and neighboring Cobriza copper mine priced  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 7, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos

Petroperu may issue bonds to finance the $3.5 billion Talara refinery upgrade as the state oil firm looks to expand operations after key structural changes. Reuters reports that Peru’s finance  Full Article »

Peru scraps Southern Gas Pipeline contract in Odebrecht fallout
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 23, 2017 2 comments

Peru scraps Southern Gas Pipeline contract in Odebrecht fallout

Peru’s finance ministry has cancelled the contract to build the Southern Gas Pipeline after the consortium to build it missed a key financing deadline. The Southern Gas Pipeline consortium which  Full Article »

Peru’s billion-dollar gas pipeline in jeopardy
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s billion-dollar gas pipeline in jeopardy

The construction of Peru’s $7-billion Southern Gas Pipeline could be stalled indefinitely if Odebrecht cannot sell its majority stake in the project in the next month. If the consortium licensed  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 »

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge

The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation. El Comercio’s editorial today titled “Made in Peru” highlights the increasingly common  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 »

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline

State oil firm Petroperu has declared emergency measures to protect its pipeline in the Amazon jungle following the 11th oil spill this year. The latest spill is the eight breach  Full Article »

Las Bambas: four villages threaten to paralyze Peru’s largest copper mine
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Las Bambas: four villages threaten to paralyze Peru’s largest copper mine

The future of shipments from the Las Bambas copper mine hinge on whether four villages in Apurimac accept the government’s offer of a 45-day truce. Copper concentrate has not left  Full Article »