Peru’s prior consultation law could help resolve some of the social conflicts in the country’s mining sector, but it is not a surefire remedy, according to NGO CooperAccion founder and ex-deputy environment minister, José de Echave. “The way things are in this country, especially with the indigenous population, and specifically the conflicts related to extractive industries, I believe that there is no silver bullet – there isn’t any one instrument that will allow all of these conflicts to be solved,” José de Echave told BNamericas on the sidelines of CooperAccion’s 15th extractive industry forum.
Among London-listed mining companies active in Peru are Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata.