Saturday, July 24, 2021
Peru is a country rich in natural resources. It is the world’s largest producer of silver, the second of copper and zinc, and the sixth of gold. Yet the distribution of these resources within the country is highly uneven.
Lima, the capital of Peru, is discovering its ancient past.
In this article in Spanish, the Peruvian journalist, Roger Rumrrill, says that after just two years of illegal gold mining 20,000 sq. kms of one of the most biodiverse regions in the world have been destroyed.
OXFAM analyses the protests against mining concessions in northern Peru.

Another Chile is Possible

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Chilean students have long questioned the country's education system, decrying it for being commercial and elitist.
In Peru, the shadow of the violence of the 1980s is still present in the political debate. Javier Farje, from LAB reports.
The author argues that Ollanta Humala is no longer the progressive leader that seduced the left in Peru. He could end up as an allied of the "fujimoristas".
A guide to understand Peru's current mining conflict.
The London-based Peru Support Groups analyses concerns about Peru's new government.
DURBAN, South Africa. (ENS) - A new UN-backed effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests by paying communities to leave the trees standing is undermining the rights of indigenous peoples in Peru, leading to "carbon piracy" and

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