Neither laws that classify illegal mining as a crime, or rules governing inputs such as fuel, or the process of formalizing stops progress of illegal mining in Madre de Dios.
July 2, 2013
They demand the infeasibility of the formalization process by the “lack of political will and lack of interest” by the Government.
September 26, 2013
Two officers have mining concessions and are in the process of formalization.
October 2, 2013
Miners marched and blocked streets and routes of Madre de Dios, including the Inter-Oceanic Highway.