Legislation

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  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report LIMA Reuters Peru's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a farmer who Newmont Mining Corp claimed had illegally occupied its land, dealing a blow to the U.S. miner's long-stalled efforts to build a $5 billion gold mine in the Andean country.
  • 20 Oct 2016- 07:27 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru This Week The Constitutional Court of Lima has issued an injunction allowing Sedapal to regain control of the treatment plant in Nuevo Lurin. It has been closed since late September due to disputes between public enterprises and the agricultural
  • 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,
  • 1 Mar 2016- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ministry of Health this week extended the water quality emergency it declared last month to 16 indigenous communities in the Amazon region that were affected by recent oil spills from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline. The 60-day extension
  • 26 Feb 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ombudsman, Eduardo Vega Luna, said this week that state-owned oil company Petroperú should pay compensation to all those affected by recent oil spills in the Amazonas, Loreto and Cajamarca regions. He said the 90-day water quality
  • 19 Feb 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Thousands took to the streets in the Peruvian capital, Lima, on February 18th to protest what they say are government moves to privatize the city’s water utility, Sedapal. A leader of the water-utilities workers union told newspaper Diario
  • 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
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s Ombudsman this week urged the government to immediately form a commission to negotiate with leaders of the indigenous Achuar community, who have seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this month to pressure the
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum operations on their lands.  The protesters
  • 11 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Argentinian oil company Pluspetrol will have to pay nearly $12 million USD in fines for pollution in the Loreto area in the Peruvian Amazon. The company faces eight separate fines for failing to take appropriate remediation measures and for
  • 6 Mar 2015- 09:35 by Local Press Report LIMA The Guardian Members of the indigenous Achuar tribe from the Peruvian Amazon have won an undisclosed sum from Occidental Petroleum in an out-of-court settlement after a long-running legal battle in the US courts. They sued the company in 2007, alleging
  • 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
  • 21 Jul 2014- 10:25 by Local Press Report LIMA The Scotsman Dozens of international groups, the United Nations and Peru’s own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international climate talks this year.

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