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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 »

Peru’s government reaches deal with Las Bambas protesters
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s government reaches deal with Las Bambas protesters

Peru’s government has reached an agreement with community leaders from southern Peru to end a strike against the Las Bambas copper mine project. A delegation from Peru’s government including Cabinet  Full Article »

Opposition moves to impeach three Cabinet ministers in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Opposition moves to impeach three Cabinet ministers in Peru

Partisan squabbling in Peru’s congress last night led to impeachment of three Cabinet ministers who were scheduled to report on the Las Bambas conflict. Opposition congressmen have submitted a motion  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 »

Peru’s congress approves law for state firm to operate oil block
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s congress approves law for state firm to operate oil block

Last night Peru’s congress approved a law to allow state oil firm Petroperu to operate the oil wells at the country’s largest oil block. The law which was written specifically  Full Article »

Political posturing as Peru’s congress rejects changing oil license
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Political posturing as Peru’s congress rejects changing oil license

Peru’s congress rejected calls to rewrite a law which would allow state oil firm Petroperu to take over operations at the country’s largest oil block. Loreto politicians forced a debate  Full Article »

Northern Peru region set to protest private operation of key oil block
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Northern Peru region set to protest private operation of key oil block

The Loreto state governor and local indigenous organizations have called an indefinite strike to protest the central government’s licensing of block 192 to a private company. On Monday morning La  Full Article »

La Oroya: Peru rejects relaxing environmental standards
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 12, 2015 Leave a comment

La Oroya: Peru rejects relaxing environmental standards

Peru’s government has rejected calls for an easing of environmental standards at the La Oroya smelter in Junin after violent mineworker protests yesterday. Mineworkers demanding more flexible environmental standards for  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 »