NEWS

  • Indigenous Community Accuses UK-Listed Company of Pollution

    Peru News 054. 23 April 2010

    Two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon have filed a complaint against UK-listed oil company Maple Energy Plc with the ombudsman of the World Bank's International Finance Corp (IFC). They are accusing the oil company of polluting their ancestral land and rivers.

  • Free Health Care for Peru's Poorest

    Peru News 054. 23 April 2010

    The Peruvian government has passed legislation which should give the country’s poorest people access to free health care. The Ministry of Health will categorise people according to their socioeconomic status.

  • Delay to Rio Tinto's La Granja Project

    Peru News 054. 23 April 2010

    Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto is likely to spend another 12-24 months to complete a study of development option at its La Granja copper project in Peru, according to the company’s chief Executive Andrew Harding.

  • Peru and EU Seal Trade Agreement

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    Peru and Colombia sealed a Multiparty Trade Agreement - often simply referred to as a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) - with the European Union (EU) late February.

  • Countries Miss EITI Deadline

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    Only two countries out of a total of 22 candidates have managed to complete the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Validation process.

  • Perenco Submits Environmental Impact Study for Oil Pipeline

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    The Anglo-French company Perenco has submitted this month an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Peru's Mining and Energy Ministry (MINEM) for the construction of a 129 mile oil pipeline project. The proposed oil pipeline would start in the Amazon, cross the Andes and end on the Pacific coast.

  • Afrodita's Mining Operations Suspended 'Indefinitely'

    Peru News 053. 31 March 2010

    The Peruvian government suspended mining company Afrodita’s explorations activities in the northern Amazon region in mid-February after the firm was unable to prove its ownership of concession rights, the Ministry of Mining and Energy said in an official statement.

  • Mining Association Expels Doe Run for Poor Record on Pollution

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    US mining company Doe Run has been expelled as a member of Peru's National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE) for not complying with its environmental responsibilities.
     

  • APCI Found 'Irregularities' in 34 NGOs Working in Peru

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    Executive director of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI), Carlos Pando, revealed that 34 NGOs have carried out irregular activities in the implementation of their projects during 2009.

  • Peru on Track for Second Energy Boom

    Peru News 052. 28 February 2010

    Researchers have confirmed that Peru is in the initial stages of a second energy boom, according to a study published in the Environmental Research Letters Journal last month.

  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Society and Conflict

    Peru’s indigenous and peasant communities continue to suffer political marginalisation and discrimination. Insufficient consultation with such groups over political and developmental decisions has fostered feelings of disenfranchisement and led to elevated levels of social conflict.

  • PSG MineWatch

    There are numerous social conflicts related to extractive concessions operated by British firms in Peru. This PSG database shows which firms and which projects have proved the most contentious this month.

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