More than 40% of Peru’s copper production could be paralyzed if social conflicts escalate

Also, 9% of silver production, more than 10% of gold, and 8% of zinc production could be affected.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Although social conflicts are not exclusive to the administration of President Pedro Castillo, the latest report from the Ombudsman's Office shows that these problems did increase during the first four months of the President's administration, going from 137 active conflicts in July to 147 in November. Of this total, 63 are related to mining activity.

And of the 63 cases related to extractive activity, the Ombudsman's Office has also warned that eight of them deserve priority intervention by the corresponding competent authorities. However, "without a clear position from Castillo Terrones regarding mining, uncertainty . . .

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