Agency Assessment and Environmental Control initiated legal proceedings against Chinese citizens by making illegal mining in Cusco, Madre de Dios and Huánuco regions.
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
October 29, 2013
Researchers have recorded a 400% increase in the area of Madre de Dios taken over by small mines from 1999 to 2012
October 2, 2013
Miners marched and blocked streets and routes of Madre de Dios, including the Inter-Oceanic Highway.