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  • 20 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report CAJAMARCA Telesur Peru's internationally-renowned environmentalist Maxima Acuña and her partner were severely hurt Sunday morning in an attack by alleged hitmen hired by the mining company they are fighting against, reported Acuña's daughter.
  • 19 Apr 2016- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru US-based Newmont Mining Corp. has officially cancelled its planned $5 billion USD Conga copper and gold mining project in Peru’s Cajamarca region. In an annual filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Newmont said that as
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru A new oil spill occurred last week in Peru’s Cajamarca region-- the third such incident in less than a month, local media reported over the weekend. The latest spill from Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline happened on February 17th in
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 9 Oct 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International watchdog group Human Rights Watch this week called for an investigation into the deaths of three people during protests against the Las Bambas mining project in Peru’s Apurimac region. The protesters-- 30-year
  • 15 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAJAMARCA, Peru Gregorio Santos, one of the main opponents of US-based Newmont Mining Corp’s proposed $5 billion USD Minas Congas gold and copper mine in Peru, has won re-election to his post as president of the Cajarmaca region. Santos was re-elected
  • 7 Aug 2014- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAJAMARCA, Peru Ninety-eight percent children in Peru’s Cajamarca region are drinking water that is not fit for human consumption, Marco Gamonal, manager of Social Development for the Regional Government said on August 2nd. Gamonal is pressing for water
  • 8 Jul 2014- 09:55 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $25 million loan to support Peru’s efforts to reduce its vulnerability to disasters and to improve its ability to respond to them. This is the third loan
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IBAGUÉ, Colombia Local residents in the area near La Colosa, the largest open-pit gold project in the northern Andes, last week overwhelmingly voted against the mine. In the poll on July 28, 99 percent of those who cast a ballot rejected the project in
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Thousands of Peruvians farmers marched in protest on June 17 against US mining giant Newmont’s nearly $5 billion USD Conga project in Cajamarca department. The protesters fear they will lose their water sources to the mine’s operations, and
  • Four Latin American governments were found to be giving away natural resources located primarily found in areas where indigenous communities live in an effort to increase economic development, according to a new study from NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).

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