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Tuesday, March 27

The Globe and Mail - Peruvian mine site a political flash point: "The company is also caught up in a crisis caused by revelations of corruption in the government of Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori. That has also built on long-standing complaints that the financial benefits from regional programs were siphoned off from the localities to the central government. 'There's a mistrust about any authority -- government, businesses and their own elected leadership,' Mr. Clow said." The article discusses the problems revolving around the Tambogrande mine in Piura. There are interesting details about the work of NGOs assisting the local community in negotiating with the mining company.

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