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Brazil's neighbors call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage

Aug 27 2019

LIMA Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest.

Peru suspends key permit for Southern Copper in U-turn on Tia Maria project

Aug 09 2019

LIMA Peru on Friday suspended a recently issued construction permit for Southern Copper's Tia Maria mine, a project that has triggered violent protests by nearby residents.

Peru's Vizcarra says Southern Copper must resolve local concerns at Tia Maria mine

Jul 18 2019

LIMA, July 18 Peru's President Martín Vizcarra said on Thursday that Southern Copper Corp's must resolve issues with protesting local residents at its Tia Maria mine before the long-delayed copper project can move ahead.

Sweden seeks lithium tie-ups in South America amid 'white gold' rush

Jul 17 2019

LIMA Sweden is turning its gaze towards Peru and other South American countries for lithium tie-ups amid a global race to lock in supply of the "white gold" metal that is key for the batteries that power electric vehicles.

Peru's 'fugitive' ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S., faces extradition

Jul 16 2019

LIMA Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States on Tuesday and faces extradition back to Peru, the South American country's justice minister said, as part of a sweeping corruption probe that has snared several political leaders.

Indigenous groups in Peru are suing government over oil, mining plans - and winning

Jun 27 2019

LIMA Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their lands, racking up victories that could make it harder for companies to secure permits in the Andean country, a major minerals producer.

Peru native groups use new legal strategy to push back on oil, mining plans

Jun 27 2019

LIMA, June 27 Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their land, racking up victories that could make it harder for companies to secure permits in the major minerals producer.

GeoPark withdraws request for key permit to drill for crude in Peru

Jun 20 2019

LIMA GeoPark has withdrawn its request for an environmental permit to begin drilling for crude in the Peruvian Amazon amid protests from indigenous tribes, the oil company said on Thursday.

Petroperu eyes selling up to $1 billion in assets at Talara refinery

May 28 2019

LIMA State-owned Peruvian oil company Petroperu is evaluating selling units in its flagship Talara refinery to raise up to $1 billion to help finance a massive, unfinished expansion at the facility, the new head of the company said on Tuesday.

Peru opposition leader detained, cries 'political persecution'

Oct 10 2018

LIMA Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former autocrat Alberto Fujimori, was arrested on Wednesday as part of a far-reaching campaign financing probe, striking a fresh blow to the country's most powerful conservative movement.

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