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Peruvian government wants to secure $21B in mining investments


Peru’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Francisco Ísmodes at Perumin 2019. Image courtesy of the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Flickr. Peru’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Francisco Ísmodes, said that the Martín Vizcarra government wants to secure $21 billion in mining investments before the end of its term in 2023. According to state-owned…

Peru looks for reforms after mining decimates the Amazon


In February, Peruvian authorities were sent in to the Amazon Rainforest to disrupt environmental devastation brought on by illegal gold mining. Satellite imagery now shows a 90 percent decline in new deforestation as the government and environmentalists try to initiate reforms. Special correspondent Leo Schwartz reports on the second of a two-part series by NYU’s…