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Peru Mining

LOOK: Peru's Illegal Miners Lead Hard, Risk-Filled Lives

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices

LA PAMPA, Peru (AP) — They sweat through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, braving the perils ...

Peru Security Forces Blow Up Illegal Mining Machines

AP | FRANK BAJAK and RODRIGO ABD | Posted 04.29.2014 | Latino Voices

HUEPETUHE, Peru (AP) — In a surprise raid, about 1,500 police and troops dynamited $20 million worth of heavy machinery as Peru's government dialed ...

Amazon Natives FAR More Susceptible To Mercury Poisoning, Study Finds

AP | CARLA SALAZAR | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

LIMA, Peru -- A study of mercury contamination from rampant informal gold mining in Peru's Amazon says indigenous people who get their protein mostly ...

Peru Cancels Mine After Police Kill 6 Protesters

AP | By FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 08.25.2011 | Green

LIMA, Peru -- Peru's government canceled a Canadian-owned silver mine in the southern highlands Friday after six people were killed and at least 30 wo...