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...

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...