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  • 19 Dec 2011- 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peruvian President Ollanta Humala last week declared four provinces under a state of emergency as a response to the ongoing protests against the proposed Conga mining project.  The 60-day ruling gives police the option to use force to end the
  • 13 Dec 2011- 10:31 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. (Press Release) The local government has built a new water dam on the Muleng River to support future expansion of the CSH gold mine. China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd. has completed
  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peru’s Ministry of Environment in late November presented a new report on Continental Waters of Peru.  In addition to cataloguing fish species in the country’s main rivers, the report reveals key information about national and international
  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:07 by Local Press Report LIMA Andina (Peru) Providing water to the population is one of the main goals of the Peruvian government, according to Peruvian Minister of Environment Ricardo Giesecke.  “President Ollanta Humala has said it: the main priority is water and the population
  • 1 Dec 2011- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES On November 16, Argentina’s Ministry of Economy and Public Finance (MECON) announced new measures aimed at eliminating service subsidies, including subsidies for water.  According to MECON, the measures will allow the state to
  • 1 Dec 2011- 10:46 by Local Press Report LIMA The Washington Post (United States) Some 400 protesters gathered outside the Conga gold and copper mine, Peru’s largest mining investment to date with $4.8 billion USD, to express fears the mine will pollute local water supply. This opposition is
  • 28 Nov 2011- 12:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) will provide $22 million USD for two water projects in three regions of Peru.  The project will benefit the Cusco, Apurimac and Piura regions. Cusco and Apurímac, located in
  • 3 Nov 2011- 09:32 by Local Press Report LIMA SeeNews Latin America Copper mining company Cerro Verde has signed an agreement with local water utility Sedapar to finance construction of the Arequipa wastewater treatment plant in southern Peru. Under the agreement, Cerro Verde will be able to use 1
  • 27 Oct 2011- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Peru’s environment ministry, MINAM, has identified glaciers, illegal mining, waste management and creation of regional authorities with environmental powers as top priorities in 2012.  “Seventy-one percent of the tropical glaciers of the
  • 13 Oct 2011- 10:25 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters Authorities in Peru’s Tacna region have cancelled plans for a mass protest against mining company Southern Copper and agreed to participate in talks with the company and the central government to resolve the water dispute in the area. The move
  • 6 Oct 2011- 09:08 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters Peru’s national government will hold formal talks between mining company Southern Copper and the regional government of Tacna, with the aim of resolving the regional dispute over scarce water supplies, according to Prime Minister Salomon Lerner.
  • 29 Sep 2011- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PERU, LIMA Barrick Gold Country Manager for Peru Darrell Wagner said his company will invest $550 million USD to expand its gold mine operations in Peru, of which $95.4 million USD will be used for construction of two water treatment plants.  There is
  • 29 Sep 2011- 10:52 by Local Press Report BUENOS AIRES MarketWatch Argentina is holding discussions with the Chinese state-owned China Communications Construction Company Limited to clean up the Riachuelo River basin. The waterway is polluted with industrial waste and raw sewage from the southern
  • 22 Sep 2011- 10:45 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER, BC Exeter Resource Corporation (Press Release) The Chilean government has granted Exeter Resource Corporation a 10,726 hectare water exploration concession. The concession offers a second potential water source for the Caspiche gold-copper project
  • 1 Sep 2011- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Argentina, BUENOS AIRES International environment NGO WWF has called the Riachuelo River in Buenos Aires an “open sewer,” in a new report released during World Water Week in Stockholm. According to the report, “Big Cities, Big Water, Big Challenges,” the

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