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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 »

Army deployed to Arequipa after protesters kill police officer
Posted by Colin Post on May 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Army deployed to Arequipa after protesters kill police officer

A police officer died in an Arequipa hospital after being beaten by a mob of Tia Maria protesters in Mollendo. An official with Peru’s interior minister reported that a group  Full Article »

Second Tia Maria protester killed in Arequipa
Posted by Colin Post on May 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Second Tia Maria protester killed in Arequipa

A protester against the Tia Maria copper mine in Islay province of Arequipa department was killed during violent unrest in the port city of Mollendo last night. In a 72-hour  Full Article »

Tia Maria protest leader jailed, violence ensues in Arequipa
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Tia Maria protest leader jailed, violence ensues in Arequipa

After fruitless talks with the national government, an anti-mining protest leader was taken into custody by police yesterday morning. Jesus Cornejo and Roger Ramos were arrested yesterday morning for blocking  Full Article »

Government to make case for copper mine to Arequipa protesters
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Government to make case for copper mine to Arequipa protesters

President Ollanta Humala and four cabinet ministers try to convince the local population to end an indefinite protest against the Tia Maria copper mine. Environment minister Manuel Pulgar has already  Full Article »