Protest begins against billion-dollar Southern Copper mining project in Peru

Demonstrators protest against Tia Maria mine in Arequipa, Peru July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Diego Ramos FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Protesters blocked a portion of Peru’s main coastal highway on Monday in the start of a new challenge to a billion-dollar copper mining project that has been a lightning rod for conflict.Protesters from the area bordering Southern Copper Corp’s <SCCO.N> $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper mine project in the south of Peru carried signs and […]

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