News & Analysis

Tia Maria moves down to the wire

The latest battle for Tía María is about to be engaged. The large copper project in the province of Islay in the department of Arequipa has been the focus of strong social discord since 2011: two major waves of social protest in 2011 and again in 2015 resulted in...

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Peru and Chile restrict migrant immigration

Peru has imposed further restrictions on immigration. The new restrictions require Venezuelans to have a visa and passport, rather than just an identity card, to enter. Venezuelans rushed to cross the border before the new restrictions came into effect on 15 June. On...

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Gender parity in indigenous communities

The Peruvian Congress has passed legislation to guarantee equality between men and women in the leadership of indigenous communities. Law No. 2148, which was presented by the Nuevo Perú Congresswoman Tania Pariona, is based on a proposal developed by ONAMIAP, the...

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Amazon dredging controversy reaches Europe

Last week in Bonn, representatives from the Peruvian Amazonian indigenous federation AIDESEP, the Pan Amazonian federation COICA and the Climate Alliance organised a forum to expose the serious dangers presented by the proposal to dredge the upper reaches of the...

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2019 mining investments underwhelming

According to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, this year’s programme of mining investments is stalling because of the suspension of a number of key projects, of which by far the most important is Tía María in Arequipa. At the beginning of the year, Minem announced...

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Economy in slowdown

Two weeks back we argued that the official growth figure for 2019 was far removed from reality. Last week, Prime Minister Salvador del Solar was obliged to admit that the Ministry of Economy and Finance had been persuaded to reduce its growth forecast from 4.2% to...

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Tullow sails into potentially stormy waters

On 6 June, fishermen from the communities of Paita, Sechura and Talara, located in the north-western region of Piura and Tumbes, took to the streets to protest at the concession recently granted by the Peruvian government to British-Irish oil company Tullow Oil....

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