News & Analysis

BHP world tailings dam review includes Antamina

BHP has undertaken a very useful review of its tailing dams world-wide. It includes an introduction to such dams and description of those in its portfolio with a risk review. Such reviews are now necessary by all mining companies following the recent failure of two...

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Constitutional train crash, week two

President Martín Vizcarra has once again demanded that parliament implement his political reform package, approved by referendum in December last year, or else pass a vote of no confidence in his cabinet. This is designed to force the hand of Congress, dominated by...

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UK trade deal replication with Andean countries

Last week, news began circulating in the media about the signing of a trade deal by the UK and Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, which will be replicating the terms of the EU Trade Agreement with these Andean countries when Britain exits the European Union. The deal was...

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Time ticking in Tambo

The clock is ticking for the Tía María project, and pressure is building up on both sides for the government to decide whether or not to give the green light to this major copper project in Arequipa. Mayors from the Tambo valley, where farmers fear their crops will be...

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Other inter-oceanic project on the books?

When Presidents Evo Morales and Martín Vizcarra meet on 26 May, the project to build a rail link between Ilo and Santos (in Brazil) will be high on the agenda, as will the purchase by Peru of Bolivian natural gas. The railway line which would run through Bolivia from...

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Carlín causes a storm

Political cartoons sooner or later end up offending the people they satirise. This was the case last Sunday when La República published a cartoon by Carlín of Rosa Bartra, the president of the constitution committee in Congress, dressed in sado-masochistic leathers,...

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Constitutional train crash looming?

The last ten days have seen a serious deterioration in relations between the executive power and the majority group within the legislature, led by the so-called fujiapristas an alliance of fujimoristas and supporters of APRA. There is speculation that this could lead...

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