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.
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.