There are currently 200 conflicts over natural resources in Peru, particularly in rural areas where residents complain extractive projects are destroying their lands and that they are unlikely to see many of the economic benefits, Reuters reported May 2, citing Per's human rights office. Those conflicts threaten to derail investments totaling some $40 billion over the next decade, according to the report. Are these tensions likely to crimp Per's energy and mining sectors? Which types of projects face the most strident opposition? How should the next president handle such situations? How would Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori differ in their approaches to the conflicts? Experts discuss what they think about this topic.
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Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "Are Conflicts Hampering Per's Energy and Mining Sectors?." (2011). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/107