Event: Mining Investment and Social Conflict in Peru
05 March 2012
Date: Monday, 12th March 2012
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Senate House, Room 104, London, WC1E 7HU
Mining investment today constitutes one of Peru's principal sources of capital inflows. Revenue from the extractive industries also provides a vital source of finance for the social programmes introduced by President Ollanta Humala. Despite its importance for the central government, mining activity in the country continues to prove highly controversial and protests against projects are common. One dispute, over the Minas Conga project in northern Peru, ended with the fall of the Salomon Lerner cabinet late last year. This is the first time in the country's history that a mining conflict has had such significant political ramifications.
This Peru Support Group event, kindly hosted by the Institute for the Study of the Americas, will feature analysis of the Conga project, and the wider issues of mining and conflict in Peru, from Peruvian expert JOSE DE ECHAVE. As director of Lima-based NGO CooperAcción, José has developed extensive expertise in the operation of the extractive industries in Peru. During the first few months of the Humala administration he also served as vice environmental minister, where he played a key role in negotiations over the Conga project (prior to the cabinet reshuffle).
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