The unanimous decision will halt the project for 120 days as the review appeals filed against the mining project are resolved.Full Story
The deployment of military forces to Arequipa has increased the risk of a potential conflict with the local population.Full Story
The government’s decision comes as the Command for Popular Struggle for the Defense of the Tambo Valley called for a regional strike in Arequipa to start on Aug. 5.
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“I don't think that this week they’ll resolve the license review request. It now forces us to confront the police.”
A regional strike in Arequipa is set to start on Aug. 5 under the demand that the mining project, granted to Southern Copper, is once and for all definitively terminated.
Vizcarra said the proposal will be presented to Congress and must be ratified in a referendum.
Residents have been protesting for 11 days against government approval to initiate construction of the major open-pit mining project known as ‘Tia Maria'.
As demonstrators took the streets they denounced the presence of some 400 agents of the National Police of Peru, who used excessive violence to repress the protests.
Ash and gas surged from Ubina volcano’s mouth, spreading to both the east and southeast parts of the country, the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) reported.