Peru digs into a mining boom

Billions of dollars in foreign investments are boosting the country's mining industry.



    Peru is enjoying a mining boom, with $4.6 billion worth of foreign investments pumped into the industry this year.
    The high demand for minerals in Asia has led some countries, notably China, to invest heavily in Peruvian mines.

    Some towns, such as Morococha in the central highland region of Junin, have enjoyed better working conditions due to the surge in business.

    New projects have met fierce resistance in other parts of the county, however, because locals fear the mines will spoil water supplies.

    Mariana Sanchez reports from Morococha, Peru.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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