Category: Mining

Unrest in the mining corridor

Communities along the so-called corridor minero in southern Peru are stepping up their campaign against the Chinese-owned MMG Corporation over the environmental damages they suffer. New communities have announced their support...

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PERUMIN 34 meets in Arequipa

The week of 16 September has been given over in Arequipa to PERUMIN 34 – a massive gathering 16-20 September of business and state, with 60,000 expected to attend to visit exhibitions and the numerous presentations. The...

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Fair trade mining bucks the trend

Gold mining has a very poor reputation in Peru whether it is on the grand scale (as with Yanacocha in Cajamarca) or on the relatively small scale (as with informal mining in Madre de Dios). Its environmental footprint is...

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Nuevo Peru outlines mining policy

With an eye to the current discussion over a new mining law and this week’s mining conference in Arequipa, Nuevo Perú has produced a document outlining its policy with respect to this sector. The left’s presidential candidate in...

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Nuevo Perú outlines mining policy

With an eye to the current discussion over a new mining law and this week’s mining conference in Arequipa, Nuevo Perú has produced a document outlining its policy with respect to this sector. The left’s presidential candidate in...

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Tia María: date set for hearing

The latest news on Tía María is that the Consejo de Minería has announced that it will rule by the end of October on whether the project should go ahead. There will be hearings from both sides of the debate (the communities of...

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