News & Analysis

Breaking point

Following President Martín Vizcarra’s dramatic move on 30 September in dissolving Congress, the fujimorista opposition has sought to regroup in the Permanent Commission (CP). This is composed of 27 former members of Congress who will sit in lieu of Congress until the...

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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 title of the event is 'Mining, Science,...

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Health impacts of oil spill to be addressed

In recent years in the Peruvian Amazon there have been frequent cycles of oil spills involving mutual accusations between oil companies and indigenous over who is responsible, poorly executed clean-ups, protests and negotiations, promises by the state and the oil...

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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 generally highly negative, as is its social...

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Fujimoristas devise plans to thwart Vizcarra

With time fast running out to find a solution to Peru’s constitutional gridlock over bringing forward the date for general elections from 2021 to next year, the opposition parties in Congress (led by the fujimorista Fuerza Popular (FP) party) are stepping up the tempo...

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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 the 2016 elections, Veronika Mendoza,...

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