Peru’s Indigenous and Rural Grassroots Civil Resistance Against the Extractive Sector

Peru’s Indigenous and Rural Grassroots Civil Resistance Against the Extractive Sector

Abstract:

Peru is a resource-rich country where mining dominates the extractive industry. In fact, the mining industry — which has around 200 active mines throughout the country and 48 mining projects worth $57.7 billion in investment currently under development — accounts for 10% of Peru’s GDP and 60% of its exports. This creates an incentive for the government to protect and promote mining investment, many times at the expense of the interests of local communities. Therefore, it’s no wonder that some of the most visible social conflicts in Peru over the last two decades have been related to extractive industries.

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author/date: Mayumi Cornejo | Nov 22 2021
teaser text: It’s no wonder that some of the most visible social conflicts in Peru over the last two decades have been related to extractive industries.
Last updated on 11/22/2021