Peruvian Town May Move for Chinese Mine

While protesters appear to have staved off a planned copper plant in Shifang, Sichuan, a Chinese mining company plans to relocate an entire town which sits atop a major copper deposit in the mountains of Peru. Residents have...

Tensions Over Chinese Mining Venture in Peru

From the New York Times: In its worldwide quest for commodities, China has scoured South America for everything from Brazilian soybeans to Guyanese timber and Venezuelan oil. But long before it made any of those forays, China...

Two Die in Attack on Chinese-owned Mine in Peru

Reuters reports that two workers died and several disappeared in an armed attack on the controversial Chinese-owned Rio Blanco copper project in northern Peru: About 15 to 20 armed people invaded the mining camp on Sunday and...

Hu Offers China as Cure for Latin American Woes

Reuters reports on President Hu Jintao’s visit to Peru during his Latin American tour: In an address to Peru’s Congress, Hu made no mention of the United States and its regional dominance. But he made the case for...

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