Peru to review mining projects that are involved in conflicts

Posted on December 6, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Latin America Mining, Peru, Police/Military Activity, Politics

Multinational companies, especially mining, are on alert for new conditions in Peru. The Ministry of Environment of Peru (Minam), together with the Ministry of Energy and Mines and other industries, announced today they will review all mining projects that can generate social conflict. The announcement comes after four investment projects were suspended for social protest. The Environment Minister Ricardo Giesecke, explained that this review will explore what are the remaining projects to obtain environmental impact studies, and which of them would be generating social conflicts.
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