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  • 16 Jul 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Lima, Peru A strike by farmers in Peru’s Islay Province continued into a second day July 16, as protests continue against Southern Copper’s $1.4 Billion USD Tia Maria mining project. Hundreds of farmers have blocked the Panamerican Highway, and local
  • 19 May 2016- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori has pledged to take tough action-- including fines and bans-- against mining companies that pollute the environment. Speaking to reporters in Arequipa this week, Fujimori also promised to
  • 11 Aug 2015- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAY, Peru Farmers from the Tambo Valley in Peru’s Arequipa region last week resumed protests against Southern Copper’s proposed Tia Maria mine project. The marches have been peaceful, and local news sources quoted Arequipa region police chief Gen.
  • 5 Aug 2015- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines has announced plans to restart discussions on Southern Copper’s contentious Tia Maria mining project in the country's Arequipa Region. Minister Rosa María Ortiz said the talks would include herself
  • 24 Jul 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government this week lifted the state of emergency in Islay Province, ending restrictions on freedom of movement and right to assembly in the province, and unfreezing its bank accounts. The 60-day state of emergency had been
  • 21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Last week, Peru started work on the long-awaited Majes-Siguas II multipurpose water project in the Arequipa region. Majes Siguas II is considered one of the most important projects for Peru’s agricultural sector. It will make it possible to
  • 20 Jul 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru A European Union-funded study aimed at gauging popular perceptions of Southern Copper’s contentious Tia Maria mining project in Peru’s Arequipa region will be preseted on July 20th, according to Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio. Speaking on
  • 5 Jun 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Oscar González Rocha, CEO of miner Southern Copper, said this week that the company may extend the 60-day “pause” in its controversial Tia Maria mining project in Peru's Arequipa region, to allow more time to address residents’ concerns.
  • 3 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest point since his term began in 2011, due in large part to his handling of the Tia Maria mine protests, according to a new poll by GfK. The poll, whose results were
  • 26 May 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano on May 22nd declared a 60-day state of emergency in Islay province, in the country’s Arequipa region, in the wake of violent protests over Southern Copper’s Tia Maria mining project. The state of
  • 21 May 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Southern Copper Corporation CEO Oscar Gonzalez Rocha last week announced a 60-day pause in the company's contentious Tia Maria mining project to allow all sides to "present their concerns and fears, identify solutions... and define
  • 14 May 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski has called for a 60-day “pause” in protests in the country’s Arequipa region as the government seeks a resolution to public opposition to Southern Copper's Tia Maria copper mine
  • 11 May 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOLLENDO, Peru Peruvian troops have been deployed to the country’s southern Islay Province to “ensure control, maintain internal order and prevent acts of violence” after more than a month of protests over the controversial Tia Maria copper mine in the
  • 7 May 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru Farmers and federal and local government officials this week resumed attempts to negotiate over Southern Copper’s proposed Tia Maria mining project in Peru’s Arequipa region. The resumption of dialogue comes in the wake of the latest round
  • 6 May 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru Another person has died this week during clashes between police and protesters demonstrating against Southern Copper’s $1.4 billion USD Tia Maria mine project in Arequipa, Peru. Interior Minister José Luis Pérez Guadalupe said police had

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