Peruvian police burns down entire illegal gold mine town Armed police swooped in to Peru’s Amazon basin, burning down an entre town that was home to a vast illegal gold operation, which caused the destruction of a huge swathe of rainforest. The unprecedented operation, El Telégrafo reports...

Potentially valuable oil discovery in waters claimed by Guyana sets up conflict as Venezuela extends territorial claims further into Atlantic Ocean A potentially rich oil discovery off the northern coast of South America has rekindled a border dispute between Guyana and its much larger neighbour Venezuela. On Monday...

Protests over copper mining project in Cocachacra have left a dozen people injured and spread to other parts of region. Protests against a copper mining project in southern Peru have left a dozen people injured and spread to other parts of the region. Demonstrators in Cocachacra, at...