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  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peruvian police shot and killed one person on October 15th during clashes with some 200 protesters who were blocking a road near the Las Bambas copper mine in Apurimac state. Local media reported that another 34 protesters had been injured,
  • 16 Aug 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Residents of the Peru’s southern Apurimac region have blocked a key road to the Las Bambas copper mine, demanding payment for use of the road, which passes through their land, the local Peruvian ombudsman's office said this week. It is
  • 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
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Six hundred indigenous Peruvians from a number of communities in Loreto state have taken over state-owned oil company Petroperú’s base in the Marañon district. They said Petroperú had violated agreements it made last month to compensate them
  • 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
  • 10 Mar 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the Wampis indigenous group in Peru’s Loreto state have released eight hostages they had been holding since March 6th, after the community reached an agreement with state-owned Petroperú and the National Civil Defense Institute
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the indigenous Wampis community in Peru have taken eight people hostage to demand help from the federal government in the wake of an oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline last month. Reuters quoted German Velasquez,
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 30 Oct 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government on October 29th formally lifted the state of emergency in the country’s Apurimac and Cusco regions, in preparation for talks with local leaders over the controversial Las Bambas copper mine. The state of emergency was
  • 21 Oct 2015- 11:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ombudsman, Eduardo Vega, this week called for the use of dialogue to resolve environmental conflicts in the country, highlighting the recent successful talks between the government and community leaders in the Apurimac region over the
  • 16 Oct 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ministers of environment, energy and mines, and the interior this week presented a report to the country’s full Congress on the steps they have taken with regard to the Las Bambas mining project in Cotabambas province, in the Apurimac
  • 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