Peru gold mine protests grow

LIMA, July 20 (UPI) -- Peru's Catholic Church intervened in reconciliation talks between the government of President Ollanta Humala and activists protesting the $5 billion Conga copper and gold mine project.

Peru: Mine protests leave two dead

LIMA, May 30 (UPI) -- Peru declared a state of emergency in Espinar after protests over a copper mine expansion left two protesters dead and dozens of police injured, officials said.

Peru to upgrade fast aging air force jets

LIMA, May 21 (UPI) -- Peru is going ahead with a $266 million upgrade of its fast aging combat aircraft while it considers how to keep its air force up to speed with changing technologies and modern warfare requirements.

Trapped miners in Peru rescued

LIMA, April 11 (UPI) -- Nine miners trapped underground in a copper mine in Peru since last week were rescued Wednesday, President Ollanta Humala said.

Peru upgrades air defense with $140M plan

LIMA, March 20 (UPI) -- Peru has embarked on a much delayed modernization of its air defense system and awarded a $140 million contract to an international consortium of military suppliers.

Humala reshuffles Cabinet in Peru's mining crisis

LIMA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is changing tack to deal with an escalating crisis in the country's gold and copper mining which threatens to derail Peru's economic growth.

Peru growth at risk from mining crisis over protests

LIMA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Peru risks missing its economic growth targets because of intensifying disputes regarding mining near water resources.

Protests force Peru to suspend gold mine operations

LIMA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Newmont Mining Corp. Suspends $4.8 Billion Peru Gold Mine Operation After Violent Peasant Protests Over Water Supply

Peru residents protest proposed gold mine

LIMA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Opponents of a proposed gold mine in northern Peru say it would destroy four lakes and threaten the area's water supply.

Diversify away from raw exports, Peru tells Latin Americans

LIMA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Latin America needs to diversify economic output to end a vicious cycle of living off earnings from raw material exports, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said.
Humala on risky road to battle corruption in Peru

Humala on risky road to battle corruption in Peru

LIMA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has embarked on a politically hazardous course to fight deep-rooted corruption in government and security forces, winning about as many friends as enemies.

Peru upgrades navy, air defenses

LIMA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Peru is upgrading its key naval assets and acquiring new components for its air defenses as the country grapples with unrest among coca growers in the Amazon.

Peru declares state of emergency

LIMA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency in parts of the Amazon where coca growers have been protesting, officials said.

Peru opts for secure telecom network

LIMA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Peru has opted for secure wireless broadband networks across the country as part of the government's drive to regenerate regions held back by years of underdevelopment and chronic poverty.

Obama meets Peruvian president-elect

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama had a brief, unscheduled meeting at the White House Wednesday with Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala.
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