Peru drafting new mining code amid protests against Tía María copper unit

The Peruvian federal government is drafting a new mining code to ensure legal certainty and social responsibility in the development of projects in the country, national president Martín Vizcarra said on Sunday July 28 during the country’s independence day festivities.

The announcement was made following almost two weeks of public demonstrations and street blockades in the Arequipa region against Southern Copper’s Tía María copper project. The protests were delaying copper exports by companies such as MMG, Glencore and Freeport from the port of Matarani. The police intervened successfully on Sunday to end the blockade, with protestors being moved to the side of...

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Renato Rostás

July 29, 2019

18:10 GMT

São Paulo