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  • 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
  • 12 Oct 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government last week reached an agreement with community leaders in the country’s southern Apurimac region, ending weeks of protests and strikes against a $7.4 billion USD Chinese-owned Las Bambas copper mine there. “We welcome
  • 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
  • 2 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Protesters at the Chinese-owned Las Bambas mine in Peru’s Apurimac region lifted their blockade of the mine site for 24 hours, starting September 30th, in hopes of holding talks with the government, according to a Los Angeles Times report. “We
  • 30 Sep 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government on September 29th declared a 30-day state of emergency in six provinces in the country’s southern Andean region, following violent protests over a Chinese-owned copper mine. Among other things, the state of emergency
  • 29 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru At least three people have been killed and 18 more injured during clashes between police and protesters in Challhuahuacho, in southern Peru’s Apurimac region. The protesters, largely farmers, began demonstrating late last week to express
  • 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
  • 22 Jul 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The government of Peru is considering whether to extend the 60-day state of emergency in Islay province, which expired on July 21st. Peruvian Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano declared the state of emergency on May 22nd, in the wake of violent
  • 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
  • 15 Jul 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAY, Peru Richard Ale Cruz, mayor of Peru's Islay district, threatened this week to lead new protests against Southern Copper’s Tia Maria mining project if the government does not lift the state of emergency it imposed in Islay province two
  • 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.
  • 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

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