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|Protests in Puno earlier this month have hurt tourism in the zone. (Photo: Living in Peru archive)|
# Dennis says :
June 28, 2011 [ 17:28 ]
For people and a town who have nothing that is a lot of money to lose. In addition now they have to rebuild the town. Not to mention the people who lost their life and what that means to their families. How much will the government have to pay Bear Creek for voiding the contract? How much tax dollars will the government lose? How much more companies will invest in future projects? How many jobs will be lost? I guess when you are not educated those things do not cross your mind. Do the protesters think it was worth it, probably? Will they do it again? I am 100% certain they will in the near future when another project comes up that they do not like.
# Peru-N-English Blog says :
June 28, 2011 [ 17:36 ]
Magazine Caretas reported this week that “wildcat miners” are interested in Bear Creek's concession and are working alongside protesters. Locals think the land has valuable gold deposits in addition to silver. “Wildcat” gold mining in the southern Puno region has been impacting the Ramis river basin for years. Not outside modern mines and mining technologies. And the formation of a committee to address the high levels of pollution in the basin is nothing new. As far back as 2003, the government announced a plan to clean up Titicaca and the polluted rivers, costing millions of dollars. This is a case of Peruanos contaminating Peruanos. Not legitimate heavily regulated outside mines contaminating Peruanos
Bear Creek Mining has received strong local community support for the Santa Ana project as demonstrated by the formal public hearing successfully completed in the local community at Santa Ana in February, 2011 in which the community officially ratified its strong support for the Santa Ana mine development. It is important to recognize that the protests in southern Puno are occurring distant from the Santa Ana project and involve participants far removed from the communities in which Bear Creek Mining works.
According to the mine ministry, Puno receives 700 million soles ($250 million) annually from the government, of which about 40% is from mining royalties. The canceling of the Santa Ana mine could cost Puno some 25 million soles ($9 million) in royalties..
This is a tragedy and an attempt by criminal terrorists to rob the hard earned legal rights away from legitimate Bear Creek Mining. Who has already spent $100 million in environmental studies in the Santa Ana Area.
# Dennis says :
June 28, 2011 [ 20:31 ]
And now PromPeru is starting a advertising campaign to attract tourist back to Puno. Is that a joke or what? I wouldn't go there if they paid me. They could put up another road block if they do not like something else and I could be trapped there.
# jcw says :
June 30, 2011 [ 2:06 ]
I think they should put a wall separating Puno from the rest of the country, that'd solve a lot of issues.
# Clarice Pineda says :
June 30, 2011 [ 9:47 ]
Evo Morales, if you want PUNO you can have it!!!Add your comment