Peru mining companies prepare for national strike – Amere complete program on Cocha project

DJ Peru Miners Set For May 12 General Strike – Federation

Workers at almost 20 mining companies in Peru plan to walk off the job next week to demand better labor benefits, union leaders say. The indefinite strike may coincide with a high-level summit of European Union and Latin American leaders that Peru is hosting on May 16. Luis Castillo, secretary-general of the National Mining Federation, told Dow Jones Newswires that up to 70,000 workers will put down tools at midnight on May 12 at some of the country’s largest mining companies. (Trading Markets – click here to read complete article)

Amera Completes Geophysical Program on Cocha Copper-Silver-Gold Project

Amera Resources Corporation is pleased to report VDG del Peru S.A.C. has completed a total of 37.5 line kilometres of Induced Polarization (IP) and 39.7 line kilometres of ground magnetometer surveys covering the Central Cocha, South Cocha and East Cocha targets on the Company’s 7,000ha Cocha copper-silver-gold project in Junin Department, Peru. (Marketwire – click here to read complete press release)

Apoquindo Minerals Inc. Samples 52 Meters of 1 g/t Gold and 35 g/t Silver at the Huarman Prospect, North Central Peru and Signs Social Agreement

Apoquindo Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the first results from the surface and underground sampling carried out at Huarman. The Huarman prospect exhibits both Au-Ag and polymetallic targets and is located in North Central Peru, 45 km’s south of Barrick’s producing Pierina Mine (40 MT of 0.027 opt Au as of Dec. 2007; Source Barrick Annual Report). (Marketwire – click here to read complete press release)