Government refuses to publish database on indigenous peoples and excludes coastal and mountain communities, where mining activity is concentrated, from consultation processes.
The implementation of the Law of Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples over legislative or administrative measures that they are directly affected by — in effect for a little over a year — is facing huge setbacks in Peru. In late April, in the context of falling metals prices and slowing economic growth in China and Europe, the government temporarily waived prior consultation on 14 mining projects located on the coast and in the mountains and that are currently in exploratory phase.see more
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PERUGovernment’s revenge on lawmaker Congress fails to comply with court ruling by which it is forced to lift unjust suspension imposed on recently deceased congressman who fought against corruption.. see more