About ‘The Devil On Tour’ highlights writes …

     |    Saturday, der 25. September 2010

… Stephanie Boyd (pictured in photo left) director and producer of the documentary The Devil Operation. // “Since the film’s launch in April this year, we’ve held grassroots screenings and workshops in Piura, Ayavaca, Yanta – a peasant farming community in Ayavaca affected by the Majaz mining concession – Cajamarca, Cusco and Puno. Outside Peru, 

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The Second Conquest

     |    Tuesday, der 14. September 2010

Free trade agreements? Who cares? How boring can you get. Yeah well… this ain’t boring. The free trade agreement between the European Union, Columbia and Peru makes for suspenseful reading. Adhesion contracts that have precious little to do with free trade. What would you need fat law books for if you really did promote free 

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10 years back, June 2: Mercury accident hits Choropampa

     |    Wednesday, der 2. June 2010

“Long ago the Spanish used weapons to kill our ancestors and take our wealth. Now they only need to contaminate us and take our wealth from under our noses.”, Julia Carrasco, farmer, Choropampa   Dear friends, On June 2nd, 2000, a truck from South America’s largest gold mine spilled 151 kilograms of liquid mercury, contaminating three villages in Peru’s northern Andean mountains. The 

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We spy with our little eyes …

     |    Tuesday, der 13. April 2010

Photo credit: from La Republica (Issue of March 27, 2010) – snapshot showing the backend of the car used by Marco Arana’s ‘chaperon‘   … could be the motto of the Peru’s police force (Policía Nacional del Perú – PNP). In any case, their official motto is “Dios, Patria y Ley” (God, Fatherland and Law). 

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Photo Feature: Open Pit Mining, Cerro de Pasco // Supay Foto

     |    Monday, der 12. April 2010

Photo Credit: Satellite image of Cerro de Pasco, Google Maps [supayfotos.com] Cerro de Pasco is located in the Andes mountains in central Peru. Spanish conquerers established this area as a mining town in 1578. Its centuries long silver and zinc production has made the city one of the most important mining areas in the world 

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