Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of the Peruvian capital last week to express their dissatisfaction with the construction of the Tía María mine in the Arequipa region, in the south of the country.
The mining project, agreed with the US company Southern Copper, is estimated at around $1,400 million dollars, said Sputnik News.
“According to protester Ana Ochoa, ‘they paid Vizcarra to give the project the green light, and now he does not have the moral authority to continue as president.’”, you can read in the aforementioned media.
For his part, the President, Martín Vizcarra called on citizens to stay calm because if the project will not go ahead before clarifying the doubts and dialoguing with the population first.
Cover Photo Pixabay.