Agro si, mina no
22 January 2017
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski visited, on 20 January, Cocachacra, the centre of opposition to Southern Peru Copper’s proposed open cast copper mine, Tía María, in Arequipa. Greeted by a vociferous crowd opposed to Tía María, he brought a piece of paper on which promises were made to build a reservoir to provide water to the Tambo valley, to improve healthcare provision and educational facilities. He made a quick speech lasting no more than ten minutes, which he began by saying “don’t talk to me of Tía María, I have not come to talk about that”.