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New Peru Law Hinders Environmental Protection

New Peru Law Hinders Environmental Protection

A new law, enacted on July 11th after only limited debate in Congress, will weaken environmental protections in the Andean region of Peru. The law will take away Peru’s environmental ministry’s jurisdiction over air, soil, and water quality standards, its power to set...
Controversial Mine May Reopen in Peru

Controversial Mine May Reopen in Peru

This past December government officials announced Minas Conga will most likely reopen for operations in the first quarter of 2014. The mine, located in the Cajamarca region of Peru along the Ecuadorian border, is causing concern amongst both environmental and human...