Peru’s great transformation – backwards
Numerous social conflicts, especially over mining; arbitrary arrests of opponents; and the suspension of human rights, have followed in the wake of Ollanta Humala’s election as Peru’s president a year ago. Despite this, some political commenters in the country think it’s still not too late for Humala to “make amends”, according to journalist Stephanie Boyd.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11774.
Xstrata copes with civil unrest in Peru
This article from the pro-industry Norther Miner gives an overview of the dispute with Peru’s central government clash over environmental and social issues surrounding Xstrata’s Tintaya-Antapaccay copper project in the southern province of Espinar. You have to subscribe to read the full article.
See http://www.northernminer.com/news/xstrata-copes-with-civil-unrest-in-peru/1001491227/.
For background, see http://londonminingnetwork.org/2012/05/deaths-in-protests-against-xstrata-in-peru/.