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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 23 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru One man has died and many more people have been injured in the latest round of protests against Southern Copper’s $1.4 billion USD Tia Maria mine in southern Peru’s Arequipa region, according to police. Sixty-one-year-old Victoriano
  • 13 Apr 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Tia Maria copper mine in Peru’s Arequipa region will not negatively affect water sources in the Tambo Valley, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said last week, citing findings of the second environmental impact assessment for the
  • 20 Mar 2015- 09:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile’s environmental regulator SMA has fined Japanese firm Pan Pacific Copper $11.9 million USD for environmental violations at its Caserones copper mine. It is the second-highest fine the SMA has issued. Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama Mine
  • 4 Nov 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Public-private sector cooperation and investment are key to protecting water resources in the face of climate change, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). ECLAC hosted a seminar
  • 20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru Over 5,000 residents of the Peruvian city of Arequipa took to the streets last week to protest a proposed increase in water rates. The Federation of Workers of Arequipa also threatened an indefinite regional workers’ strike if the rate
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru last week approved the water use license for US mining company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde Mining Expansion Project in Arequipa. The Caplina-Ocoña Water Management Authority, based in Arequipa, will
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AREQUIPA, Peru SEDAPAR, the regional water and sewerage utility in Peru’s Arequipa Province, last week finalized a water agreement with mining company Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold for the $3.5 billion USD Cerro Verde copper mine expansion project.