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  • 20 Oct 2016- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Local and foreign investment in infrastructure, health, education and sanitation are necessary for Peru to modernize, maintain growth, and join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Peruvian President Pedro Pablo
  • 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
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Canadian miner Teck Resources faces sanctions-- including potential revocation of its permits-- due to environmental breaches at its Carmen de Anacollo copper mine in Chile’s Coquim region. Chile’s environmental regulator, the SMA, has
  • 31 Mar 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Landslides that followed heavy rains in the Peruvian capital last week left at least nine people dead and four missing, and  led to water restrictions in 32 districts in Lima and Callao. The rains-- the heaviest in 80 years-- also caused
  • 23 Mar 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian authorities said last week that some 173 different types of pollutant are being discharged into the Rímac River, the main source of potable water for the country’s capital, Lima, and the nearby port city of Callao. The pollutants,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 29 Sep 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation has begun dredging and cleaning up a section of the heavily polluted Rímac River in western Peru in an effort to guarantee potable water supply to the nation’s capital, Lima, and the
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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