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Tía María: green light or amber

Disagreements continue over Tía María, the large projected copper mine in Arequipa. With the Consejo de Minería last week appearing to give the green light to the constructors permits for Tía María, ministers are insisting that the project will not go ahead until...

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River contamination: new lobbying initiative

On 15-16 October the first meeting took place in Satipo (Junín) of the National Group for the Protection of Rivers (GNPR).  This is an initiative of an NGO grouping composed of the Centro Amazónico de Antropología y Aplicación Práctica (CAAAP), the Movimiento...

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New effort at dialogue in the mining corridor

The government has designated Paola Bustamante, the former minister in charge of development and social inclusion, as the 'alta comisionada' for dialogue and development in the southern mining corridor, an area that stretches between Apurímac, Cusco and Arequipa and...

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Split within Nuevo Peru over alliance strategy

Five of the ten former members of Congress for Nuevo Perú have abandoned the grouping over its intended alliance with Perú Libre (led by Vladimir Cerrón) and Juntos por el Perú (led by Yehude Simon). They are Marisa Glave, Indira Huilca, Richard Arce, Horacio Zevallos...

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State of emergency once more in the mining corridor

The government last week ordered in troops to open the road leading from Las Bambas in Apurímac to Matarani on the coast, once again decreeing a state of emergency in this troubled part of southern Peru. The communities' demands remain on the table with no clear plan...

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Vizcarra burnishes his conservation credentials

The 3rd Congress of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAPLAC) brought over 2,000 experts from 37 countries to Lima on October 14-17, including representatives of indigenous organisations. In his opening speech. President Martin Vizcarra called for a...

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Garcia aide spills the beans

Luis Nava, Alan García’s former private secretary and one of his closest collaborators, both in his first administration (1985-90) and in his second (2006-11) has given details of how García spent the money he received from Odebrecht. In testimony to the state...

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