Washington Post: Cocaine production drops by 25 percent in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia lead in making cocaine

July 31, 2012 10:20 amComments Off

WASHINGTON — Production of pure cocaine in Colombia declined by 25 percent in the last year, according to a U.S. government survey of drug production. Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said Monday that potential cocaine production in the South American country has […]

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Fox Business: Peru Antimining Groups Aim to Weaken President Humala

July 16, 2012 11:03 amComments Off

Political analysts say that a number of left-leaning local politicians and antimining activists who supported Mr. Humala during his campaign last year are unhappy that he has implemented orthodox economic policies. Many protesters are using protection of the environment as a pretext for launching politically-motivated attacks on mainly foreign mining […]

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AFP: Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico form ‘Pacific Alliance’

June 7, 2012 11:08 am0 comments

CERRO PARANAL, Chile — Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico signed an accord Wednesday creating the Pacific Alliance to more deeply integrate their economies, and develop new trade links with the Asia-Pacific region. “From the heights of Paranal, in the most arid desert in the world and under the clearest of […]

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Fox Business: Peru Anti-Mining Movement Gains Steam

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Gregorio Santos, president of the Cajamarca region, in a speech during a rally Tuesday, called on Peruvians to overthrow the Humala administration for supporting development of the $4.8 billion Minas Conga project, which will be the largest mining investment ever in Peru. “What do we do when the president doesn’t […]

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Fox News: Peru Mine Protests Cause Rift In Ruling Party

May 31, 2012 9:23 am0 comments

Violent protests this week against mining operations of Anglo-Swiss company Xstrata PLC (XTA.LN) have divided lawmakers in President Ollanta Humala’s ruling Gana Peru party, as a small group of legislators called for the prime minister’s resignation. Protests turned deadly Monday after days of clashes between police officers and demonstrators on […]

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WSJ: ‘Mutated’ Shining Path Resurfaces in Peru

May 13, 2012 10:16 am0 comments

  Wall Street Journal   By RYAN DUBE And JOHN LYONS LIMA, Peru—Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is facing an unexpected challenge: the resurgence of the Shining Path, a brutal guerrilla group that many analysts believed all but extinct after its leadership was jailed two decades ago. The return of the […]

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